On this edition of the MVFC First & Goal podcast, Kelly Burke interviews Boomer Grigsby, the most decorated football player in Illinois State history. It’s been 10 plus years since Grigsby retired from the NFL, and he shares the hardest part of leaving the game of football. Grigsby discusses making the switch from ILB to NFL fullback, his friendship with Jared Allen, and what made him an elite defensive player. Grigsby offers advice to current college football players about forming an identity outside of football and talks about navigating a brief identity crisis post-football. The 3-time All-American explains how he went unrecruited & was discovered in his high school weight room. He reflects on his work ethic and how it was shaped by his small-town Illinois roots. He looks back on his background as a 3-time Trampoline All-American and reveals what post-football life looks like- as a Dad of three and medical device salesman.