In one of the more interesting nuggets of the morning, it was discovered that legendary professional wrestler Bill Goldberg once played for Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
Goldberg talked about the connection on Thursday’s episode of “4th and Pain,” the wrestling-centric show hosted by Redskins’ defensive end Adam Carriker and co-host, Chuck Carroll.
Goldberg, who starred as a defensive end at the University of Georgia, was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1990 NFL Draft, but briefly left the NFL for a spot on the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, which, in 1992, won the world championship.
A defensive assistant coach on that championship Surge team? Haslett.
“To be able play, win a world championship in the World Football League and be coached by a defensive coordinator so cool as Jim Haslett, I have to pinch myself every day,” Goldberg told Carriker and Carroll. “Anytime you can play the sport [with] a coach that you respect because of his playing days and that you revere because of his mentality, you’re an extension of him, obviously, by being part of the defensive team. It was an honor, and probably the best football experience of my life.”
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