NFL Players Podcast
NFL Players Podcast
NFL Players Podcast
The NFL Players Podcast is a candid, unscripted series sharing the stories and personal journeys of NFL players– as told by the players. Hosted by captain of the New York Giants, Logan Ryan, Legend and Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient Charles "Peanut" Tillman, and Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams, new episodes are released every Wednesday.
Logan Ryan is a hybrid safety/cornerback for the New York Giants. He played college football at Rutgers and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Logan has consistently been one of the league's top secondary players, as well as one of the league's most versatile. His speed and instincts have proved to be assets in blitzing, coverage, and mismatches all over the field. Logan played his first four seasons with the New England Patriots and won a Super Bowl in 2014 and 2016. He then joined the Tennessee Titans, where in 2019, he led the team with 113 tackles, four interceptions, four sacks, and four forced fumbles. In 2020, Logan was ranked #60 in the annual NFL Top 100 players list. Also in 2020, Logan was named the Giant's nominee for the Art Rooney Award, an annual award given to a player who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship on the field.
Logan began the Ryan's Monthly Rescue program in 2015, after he and his wife Ashley went through the often difficult process of adopting a rescue dog. Each month, he worked with a local animal rescue to identify a dog in their care having trouble being adopted and took photos with the dog to spread the word. Knowing more could be done to advocate for shelter dogs, they started the Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (RARF) in 2017 where they partner with animal welfare organizations to promote the adoption of pets in need as well as provide educational opportunities and grants to better the lives of animals. In addition, Logan, his family, and RARF are focused on bringing animal rescue and adoption to a new, younger audience
Charles “Peanut” Tillman
Career Highlights… A 13-year NFL veteran, All-Pro (2012), and two-time Pro Bowl selection (2011, 2012), Charles "Peanut" Tillman was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second-round of the 2003 NFL Draft | Widely-renowned as one of the league's top at his position, Tillman has started 164 of 168 career games throughout his career and boasts 911 total tackles, 126 pass deflections, 38 interceptions, 44 forced-fumbles, and 11 fumble recoveries. He spent the 2015 season with the NFC-Champion Carolina Panthers and helped lead them to a Super Bowl 50 berth |
Career at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette… One of the school's most prolific alumni, Tillman recorded 284 career tackles, second among defensive backs and fifth overall in school history | An All-America selection (2002) and two-time All-Sun Belt Conference honoree (2001, 2002), he also notched 12 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and three blocked punts | Tillman was inducted into Louisiana-Lafayette Athletics Hall of Fame and had his number retired in 2012 |
NFL Man of the Year…. A decorated philanthropist, Tillman has been recognized around the league and country for his extensive work in the community. He was named the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year (2013), a Salute to Service honoree (2012), the Ed Block Courage Award recipient (2009), and a three-time Brian Piccolo Award recipient (2003, 2008, 2012) | Founded in 2005 by Charles and Jackie Tillman, The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to children and families in-need. Since its inception, the Foundation has impacted the lives of over 1 million children in the Chicago-area through four core programs: Charles' Locker, Field of Dreams, TendHer Heart, and the Tiana Fund | Additional information on The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation and its programs may be found at www.charlestillman.org | A military brat himself, Tillman has also done a lot of work with the USO, including an international tour to Iraq and a second to Germany in April 2015.
Pro Football Hall of Famer, Aeneas Williams, played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Williams was a walk-on at Southern University, where he led the nation in interceptions by his senior year. He was drafted by the Phoenix Cardinals in the third round of the 1991 Draft, where he spent his first 10 seasons before going on to play his final four years with the St. Louis Rams. Williams starred at cornerback for the first 12 seasons of his career before he was moved to safety. He was named to 8 total Pro Bowls and registered 55 career interceptions for 807 yards.