Tyler native Randy Grimes on life after the NFL.

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Randy Grimes was a star at Tyler’s Robert E. Lee High School, a star at Baylor University and the starting center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But when his NFL career ended abruptly in 1992, the combination of lingering injuries, depression over ending his career and pain medication sent Randy into a death spiral.

At rock bottom, he sought help for his depression and addiction to prescription pain pills. From that experience, Randy has made it his life’s work to help other athletes deal with the after effects of a career in the brutal world of professional sports.

Randy visited with Bill Coates on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVI. He talked about his experience and also about lining up against Randy White of the Dallas Cowboys in his first NFL start.

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