You wouldn’t think that NFL players would have time to fish.
Trent Cole, a defensive end with the Indianapolis Colts, can be found doing one of two things: playing football or being active outdoors. The latter includes both hunting and fishing. He hosts Blitz TV, a big game hunting show. He’s also been fishing since he was four years old. These days, he seeks the peace of fishing the day after a game.
Sam Barrington is a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, so he knows what it means to play big. He also knows what it means to fish big. The four-year professional has hauled in monsters from a 400-pound bull shark to a goliath grouper. Makes sense when you grow up in Florida.
J.J. Watt has been the bane of NFL offenses for years. He’s been the NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times during his tenure with the Houston Texans. You can also bet he’s caught plenty of fish during his down time. Bass, pike, muskie, tarpon, marlin… he hauls the fish in just like quarterbacks.
He’s a rarity in the NFL—a well-known kicker. Adam Vinatieri is known for making clutch field goals. And he’s won Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. The veteran kicker also an avid angler. When he’s not kicking, he’s bass fishing. In the off-season, he’s plying ocean waters for sailfish.