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With the NFL season just under way, we thought we’d do a feature for you here. Because people who love to hunt and fish love nothing more than to sit back and watch the game when they get home, we thought we show you who does the opposite – NFL players that go hunting and fishing after the game.
When Adam isn’t kicking 50-yard game winning field goals for the Indianapolis Colts, he’s out in the woods hunting and fishing. Back in 2005, Adam said in an interview with Field and Stream, “Besides football and my family, hunting and the outdoors are my number one passion.” It’s been said that Adam has quite the impressive trophy room back in his Indiana home.
Eagles linebacker Trent Cole is a huge hunter and fisherman. He’s so passionate about it, he even hosts a hunting program called “Blitz TV”, where he and other hunters go after some very big game. And by big, we mean a 1,200 Grizzly bear and a 500-pound bull shark – both of which are showcased in his trophy room.
When Vikings defensive end Jared Allen isn’t hunting down quarterbacks, he’s out in the woods hunting much bigger game. But don’t let the picture of him with his gun fool you, Jared’s been known to hunt wild boar with only a hunting knife, and elk and bison with only a spear. Essentially, Jared’s a caveman in a football uniform.
Wouldn’t you know it, Brett’s a gunslinger both on, and off the field. Brett Farve has been a long time aside deer and bird hunter, a passion that goes back to his childhood growing up. Since retiring from the NFL, pictures of Brett have been posted all over the Internet of him and his kills. And here’s a fun fact: Brett’s 1993 Pro Line portrait card featured a picture of him in his hunting outfit out in the woods, with a deer in the background.
Looking like a wild animal himself, Steelers All-Pro lineman Brett Keisel has been a lifelong hunter. Once in an interview with DeerandDeerHunting.com, Brett reminisced about how he learned to hunt as a kid in the mountains of northern Wyoming. Brett says hunting is even a bigger passion for him than playing football.
Jacksonville Jaguars Jason Babin is considered the NFL’s most active hunters. Jason says he learned to shoot a gun and use a bow and arrow all by the age of six. In the offseason, Jason even teaches young kids how to do the same in his own hunting camp.
Giants defenseman Justin Tuck is all about hunting with his bow. In an interview with Outdoor Life, Justin says he much prefers the challenge of using a bow over a gun. “It feels more primitive” he says. This might explain why he often goes back to Africa to hunt massive game like Zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, and as he’s pictured with here – giant water buffalo.
Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns is not just a massive fisherman, he also co-hosts ‘Outdoors Ohio With D’Acey Egan and Joe Thomas’. Want to know how much Joe love fishing? Believe it or not he actually turned down the NFL’s invite to the Radio City Music Hall for the 2007 draft weekend because he preferred to be out fishing with his friends instead.
49ers backup QB, Colt McCoy can be found fishing and hunting back in his home of Texas in the offseason. If you’re familiar with the area, he’s always in his favorite spot of Devil’s River on Texas’s Lake Amsted, which just so happens to be considered one of the best places for kayak fishing in all of America.
No stranger to hunting and fishing, Retired NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher was featured in a January 2006 Sports Illustrated article that showed him hunting pheasants up in Coon Creek, Illinois.