Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast: S3:EP7–Sam Barrington, Former NFL Athlete

Join us for S3:EP4 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as Sam Barrington, former NFL athlete sits down with our host Kayla Bradham to discuss his experience playing in the NFL, post-NFL career and to remind us that it’s ok to walk new paths to become the people that we were created to be!

At the age of 27, Sam found himself on the back end of accomplishing a lifelong dream–playing in the NFL. Throughout his 5 year NFL career, Sam would ask himself, “Is there more?” How can I continue to create beyond football? What can I do to continue to grow as a leader, to compete?” Within a short time, he began building on the foundations from his playing days.

Sam is currently the COO of Sky Limit Equipment, LLC with a focus on Sales and Strategic Partnerships. At Sky Limit, Sam and his team provide crane rental, lifting, rigging, and hauling services to companies throughout the southeast.

During the fall seasons, Sam spends his Saturdays as a Color Analyst with Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties working for the University of South Florida Bulls Football Team. He is also a very proud 2x University of South Florida alum, having just completed his Masters in Business Administration at the Les Muma College of Business.

By default, Sam has grown a true appreciation for teamwork, project management, public speaking, media, construction, sales, and marketing. When he’s not on a construction site or in the media booth, Sam enjoys spending time with family, traveling abroad, fishing, and playing golf.

Sam Barrington joins our host Kayla Bradham on S3:EP7 of the Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:40 Sam’s Family and Where He is From
  • 02:20 Playing Sports as a Kid
  • 04:45 Access to Sports
  • 07:50 Getting into the NFL
  • 11:10 Nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
  • 13:00 Charities Sam Supports
  • 15:15 What is Sam Doing After the NFL?
  • 16:30 Why Construction?
  • 18:30 Advice to People Finding Their Path in Life
  • 22:40 Connect with Sam Barrington
  • 23:10 Finding Balance
  • 25:05 Best Coach Sam Has Had
  • 27:00 Sam’s Message to People
  • 29:00 Parting Words


Kelsey Donnolo

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