NFL retirees mentoring players on fatherhood playbook
Long before Usama Young’s father co-starred with him in a Super Bowl commercial, he influenced his love for football. Keith Elias’ dad never played football because he was too small but he influenced the way his son approached the game. Both Young and Elias pass on the wisdom learned from their fathers with other NFL players in their current roles. Elias is the NFL’s senior director of player engagement and Young is a member of the NFL’s player engagement staff. They work closely with the league’s fatherhood initiative for players.