Retired NFL players: Really big men on Babson campus this week

If you see extremely giant dudes wandering around Wellesley this week, it could be some of the ex-NFL players who are taking part in a program called “Basic Training — It’s My Business” at Babson College. The program is being run in conjunction with The Trust, an organization backed by the NFL Players Association to support retired football players.

The players in Wellesley this week are exploring whether starting, partnering with or investing in businesses might be a good post-pro football career for them. 50 former players expressed interest in taking one of the 25 slots available, according to Babson.

Among ex-players taking part: Deuce McAllister, former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl running back; Matt Chatham, an ex-Patriots player and Babson MBA grad who started a crepes business; and Isaiah Kacyvenski, a Harvard grad whose entrepreneurial efforts have included head impact measurement products.

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