The NFL Engagement Zone: Resources for Former NFL Players

By Jeff Nixon
Sep. 25, 2014

Dear NFL Alumni:

The NFL Engagement Zone is an invitation-only social network – a forum for current and former NFL players and student-athletes, and a place to find resources specific to athletes’ needs. The Engagement Zone lets current and former NFL players communicate among themselves and share resources and ideas. By staying in contact with one another and with NFL Player Engagement staff on a private network, we can learn from one another and benefit from Player Engagement programs and resources. Here is a link to the website where you can request an invite:  NFL Engagement Zone: Request Invite.

The NFL also has a Player Engagement website where former players can go to find out about new programs and listen to what other former players are saying and doing in their communities. Here is a link to that web page: NFL Player Engagement - Next: Former Players.

I often get emails from wives that want to get more involved with activities, share their experiences,  and learn from other wives. In response to the concerns of former player’s wives, the NFL has established the WRI (Women’s Resource Initiative). Here is a link to that web page: NFL Women's Resource Initiative.

I am also providing a link to the 2014 -2015 Legends Community Resource Guide. It is the most comprehensive listing and summary of programs and services that are available to former players. You should save the Guide to you computer desktop and if possible, share it with all your alumni brothers. Here is the link: 2014-2015 Legends Community Resource Guide.

Lastly,  I would like to note that NFL Player Engagement posts articles from former players on - This very website.  I've been the top pro player blogger here (receiving the most site visits) for quite some time now. Hey, if I don't toot my own horn..........nobody will.

Your alumni brother,

Jeff Nixon            

I hope that this information will be of some benefit to you and your family.