Hofstra University in New York no longer fields a football team but one of its grads who excelled as a player in the NFL is duplicating that success in his post-NFL career.
Marques Colston caught more than 700 passes as a Saints receiver during his NFL career (2006-16). He has a Super Bowl XLIV ring that he earned when New Orleans defeated the Chicago Bears at the end of the 2009 season.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native continued his football connections after his playing days by having ownership shares in a couple of minor league teams.
He also has been an investor in several other businesses and co-founded the venture firm Delta Venture Partners in Philadelphia in 2018. Colston also is planning to launch a data analytics firm named BioStadium early this year.
“I started angel investing in 2012 when I was still playing “ says Colston. “It wasn’t necessarily focused on any particular industry. However, it was a really good experience because it allowed me to step into investment opportunities and share the risk with other colleagues.” (For more on this interesting young businessman, read here.)
While we at NFL Alumni are disappointed Hofstra shut down its football program that over the years included such outstanding individuals as Marques Colston, Wayne Chrebet and Willie Colon, we are pleased to see these NFL players-turned-entrepreneurs doing so well in their second careers.