CCCT sat down with Derrick Furlow, Jr. to discus being an athlete and the transition from the athletic field to the business world. Growing up, Derrick saw himself as another kid who wanted a better life and knew sports, in particular, football would serve as a vehicle to a better life. After growing up with much adversity, he began working towards shifting his perspective from a temporary experience of playing on the field to a permanent purpose of serving those who currently and formerly played sports. Today, Derrick travels across the United States sharing his story with the hope of empowering others to never to yield when facing adversity. He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies and his Masters of Science degree in Sports Psychology.