7. Former NFL Linebacker Scott Lutrus

7. Former NFL Linebacker Scott Lutrus

On this episode, Joey Stanizzi and Dylan Schuett discuss the topic of the day - What we do to disconnect from the grind to recover and stay hungry.

Today's guest, Scott Lutrus, made it to the top in football, playing in the NFL for a few years before taking on a new challenge and entering the most competitive market, the fitness industry.

Lutrus grew up and attended high school in Brookfield, Connecticut. He was named to the all-state team by the New Haven Register during his senior year, and was named the 2006 Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year after rushing for 2,017 yards and 34 touchdowns, as well as 63 tackles and four interceptions (two returned for touchdowns). He was ranked as a two-star recruit.

Lutrus played college football at the University of Connecticut. He was the first player since 1999 to be named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks, and after the season he was named to the Freshman All-America team. In 2008, he led the team in tackles at the same position and was named to the All-Big East second team. In 2009 and 2010, a recurring neck injury kept him sidelined for eight games, a topic we discuss thoroughly to hear how he coped and responded.

Lutrus was projected to go as high as the fifth round in the 2011 NFL Draft but ended up being undrafted, and he was considered one of the top undrafted players available. After the 2011 NFL lockout ended, Lutrus was quickly signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a middle linebacker.

After his stint In the NFL, he immediately found his passion in the fitness industry, vowing to create the healthiest, most effective supplements on the market with Blue Ribbon Nutrition. You can follow Scott on Instagram @scottlutrus and his company, Blue Ribbon Nutrition @blueribbonnutrition

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