Feb. 6, 2021

The Shadows Podcast Bowl: The Chronicles of John Janata

The Shadows Podcast Bowl: The Chronicles of John Janata

Former College Football player at the University of Illinois, Played in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Retired Fire Fighter and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Survivor


Former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Janata joins us for the first annual, The Shadows Podcast Bowl.

On the Shadows Podcast Bowl, John talks about:

- His upbringings

- Playing college football at the University of Illinois

- Why he picked the Chicago Bears over the Los Angeles Raiders

- What were those practices like with the early 80’s Bears

- He plays word association and shares behind the scenes stories about the members of the 1985 Super Bowl Champions Bears

- Tells a comical story about his one-on-one conversation with Walter Payton

- What went wrong during his stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

- Why he left the NFL

- Life as a fire fighter

- How he overcame his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- His role with Merging Vets and Players in Las Vegas

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