Well, there’s another thing these two players have to do: catch the football. This is 2016, after all, when teams throw the ball more than ever before. While some teams have a third down back whose role is Panther Jersey primarily to serve as a receiver, both Dallas and Arizona use their stud starters as receiving backs, too. The numbers there? Elliott has caught 28 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown, a chunk of which came on a single screen pass on which an untouched Elliott scampered 83 yards to the house. As a Giants fan who went to college in Philadelphia, I can tell you it is not smart or safe to wear a Giants jersey in the City of Brotherly Love. Fans on both sides are passionate and knowledgeable and often inebriated, and it can get heated in the stands as well as on the field. She says former pros often struggle with retirement. From a very early age, elite athletes’ lives center on their sport. It becomes a key part of who they are. “There’s nothing outside that sport, and that continues as the young athlete grows and evolves, to the elimination of other facets of life,” Brooks says. After they retire, they often grieve, she says, in part because they rarely choose to leave. Injuries or the slowing down that comes with age often force them out.