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My interview with former AFL WR Calvin Shexnayder

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:37 pm
by Fran
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OurSports Central contributor Fran Stuchbury recently interviewed former Arena Football League wide receiver Calvin "Shakes" Schexnayder. Schexnayder played 11 seasons in the AFL, Suiting up for the Arizona Rattlers from 1994-2001, Tampa Bay Storm in 2002 and San Jose SaberCats from 2004-06. During that time he won two ArenaBowls with the Rattlers in 1994 and 1997. In 1998 with the Rattlers he was named AFL Offensive Player of the Year. In 2001 he was named to the AFL 15-Year Anniversary Second Team. For his AFL career, Schexnayder finished with 625 receptions for 8,796 yards and 184 touchdowns. Schexnayder was on the practice squad with the San Diego Chargers in 2000 and in 2001 played in two games for the XFL San Francisco Demons.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:25 pm
by crixus
Well I give Shakes credit for determination, because he obviously wasn't in it for the money. He played a lot of years but not at the level where you'd make good money. I hope the AFL has some sort of health benefits/retirement package that he can use. If you play in the NFL for five years then you get those benefits for the rest of your life.