Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities, talks about the challenges and obstacles he faced when joining the NFL at age 27 in the second part of his Open Door interview. After five years of not playing football, Phil’s shot at becoming a professional player was slim to none. However, he pressed forward and two years later was leading the NY Giants to victory in the 1986 Super Bowl.
Phil also addresses some of the controversy surrounding the severity of concussions in the NFL, arguing that eliminating the game should never be an option. Watch the full interview and read the article on Business Insider below.