Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast: S3:EP4–Johnathan Flowers, Former NFL Athlete

Join us for S3:EP4 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as Johnathan Flowers, a former NFL athlete sits down with our host Kayla Bradham to discuss growing up in an athletic family. They also talk about his marketing career. Most importantly, they talk about mental health and letting people know when you are not okay.

Johnathan Flowers is a father, Combat Veteran, former NFL player, and Marketing Consultant. He spent 3 years with the Los Angeles Raiders and a few years in NFL Europe as well as played some Arena Football with the San Jose Sabercats in their inaugural season. His dad, brother, nephew, and 4 cousins all played in the NFL. And one of his cousins, Vonetta Flowers, was the first African American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics as well as his Great, Great Grandfather, Theodore “Tiger ” Flowers was the first African American to be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Coming from a family like this, sports and being competitive are genetic. And throughout his 25 plus marketing career, he has run every aspect of creative services, agency work, and marketing in all forms from being the department head who hires the vendors and creative talent, to supervising design and demand gen teams (both graphic and web), client interaction, account/project management and strategic implementation for almost every type of product line or service.

Johnathan Flowers joins our host Kayla Bradham on S3:EP4 of the Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:25 Growing Up
  • 04:45 Be Ready and Stay Ready Mindset
  • 07:05 Plan After the NFL
  • 08:15 EA Sports
  • 09:30 Day in the Life
  • 11:01 Suicide and Mental Health Advice for Parents
  • 14:40 Tell Them What You Need/Don’t Take it Personally
  • 17:50 Suicide Hotline
  • 18:31 Athletes and Mental Health
  • 23:00 Authenticity
  • 23:50 NIL
  • 26:34 Where to Find Jonathan
  • 26:46 Autograph Donation
  • 27:30 We Need to Talk About Mental Health
  • 28:35 Thank You’s and Words of Wisdom


Kelsey Donnolo

Kelsey Donnolo

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