While Brian Bulcke ’10 M.S. ’11 is a professional football player, playing football is not his only job by any means. Bulcke is a co-founder (with best friend and former teammate Alex Loukas ‘10 M.A. ‘11) and partner of FanTravel, a company that organizes travel and events for fans attending sporting events. Life as a professional football player and entrepreneur can get pretty busy.
70 to 80 Cardinal football players are employed every summer, working in fields from real estate and finance to medicine and biotech. In the six weeks between the end of spring quarter and the start of fall training camp, the players witness everything from boardroom deals to open-heart surgeries.
What drives the wildly successful training philosophy of Shannon Turley? Here is an example: It’s a beautiful spring day on the Farm, and instead of being totally dumbstruck by Shannon Turley, I am now positively terrified by the freshman year version of Alex Debniak.
Football: Ertz (unanimous) and Yankey (consensus) nab All-America honors as Cardinal collects postseason awards
Stanford football has earned a bevy of individual recognitions since its clinched the Pac-12 Championship on Nov. 30, with senior tight end Zach Ertz becoming just the seventh unanimous All-American in Stanford history and the first tight end in college football to earn that honor since 2004.