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NFL Players Podcast Second Acts

NFL Players Podcast Second Acts


NFL Players Second Acts Podcast

On the NFL Players: Second Acts podcast, former All-Pro Charles "Peanut" Tillman and former Pro Bowler Roman Harper break bread with NFL legends about how they've taken the passion, drive and dedication that made them stars on the gridiron…and use it to achieve success in their post-playing careers. But it's not just about the destination! Roman and "Peanut" aim to engage in some real talk with legends about their transitions from the game to finding their passion pursuits in other areas of life. And they manage to have some fun along the way.

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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 | 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.

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Roman Harper

Roman Harper is a former Pro Bowler who was drafted by the Saints in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. In 2009, Harper earned his first Pro Bowl invitation (first team) and helped lead the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV. The following year, 2010, he was again selected as a first team All-Pro. In 2015, he helped lead the Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl 50.

Harper attended the University of Alabama, and played for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. He was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter and finished his college football career with 302 tackles, 5 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and 3.5 sacks.

Harper is currently a college football analyst with the SEC Network where he joined in 2020. Harper appears across the network's studio shows, including as a regular on SEC Nation.