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Jon’s PostLife Crisis: Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick - From a Small Town in Mississippi To A Star in Canada

He has had an amazing journey in life!

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Jermarcus Hardrick started at left tackle for Nebraska football for the 2010-2011 seasons. His nickname is “Yoshi”, after the little green dinosaur dude in the Super Mario video games. He was born in a town of 350 people and from there made his way to Fort Scott Community College, playing football for coach Jeff Sims. He came to Nebraska by way of Fort Scott, then made his way into the NFL, then arena football, and then became a Canadian Football League champion with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they won the Grey Cup in 2019.

That is one helluva journey.

It’s worth some of your time to hear Yoshi talk about it.

Yoshi and I discuss:

  • Growing up in Courtland, Mississippi
  • Coming to Lincoln, Nebraska, and how different it was than life in Mississippi (stop lights? parking meters? what?)
  • Becoming the first in his family with a college degree and what that means going forward
  • Going to the NFL
  • Going to the CFL and becoming a star in Canada with the “Hardrick Hop”

I did not get a transcript done on this one. SO LISTEN!

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