Jan 29, 2021
Tony Mandarich played football at Michigan State and then was drafted by the NFL Green Bay Packers as the second overall pick in the 1989 draft. At the time, he was considered the best offensive lineman prospect ever. Tony made the cover of Sports Illustrated as the Big Bulk, and then after a battle with drugs and alcohol he was featured again as the Big Bust. At that moment, Tony began his path to recovery, cleaned up, and five years later returned to the NFL to start as an offensive lineman for three years with the Indianapolis Colts. He now has 25 years sobriety and is a thriving photographer, writer, and speaker. Mandarich wrote a book titled My Dirty Little Secrets — Steroids, Alcohol & God and has a feature ESPN E:60 Documentary about his life. He has recently launched a Podcast called One Man’s Ethos. He has created a lifetime of experiential wisdom and now coaches athletes on their road to recovery.