Ex-NFL star Justin Tuck lands gig as Goldman Sachs VP

May 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Justin Tuck retirement press conference during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Two-time Pro Bowler and multi-time Super Bowl champ Justin Tuck played 11 seasons in the National Football League. A career that spanned more than a decade saw Tuck act as one of the best pass rushers in the game.

Originally a Notre Dame product, Tuck ended his career following the 2015 season having recorded 66.5 sacks. He also helped lead the New York Giants to two Super Bowl championships in his nine seasons with the team.

What has Tuck been up to since he retired as a member of the Oakland Raiders a few years back? This past May saw Tuck graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration in management.


It’s only considered the No. 1 business school in the United States by Forbes. Yes, that’s ahead of both Stanford and Harvard. He joins the likes of President Donald Trump, American business magnate Elon Musk and billionaire economist Warren Buffett to have graduated from the school.

In and of itself, that’s an amazing accomplishment. But it gets better. Later in July, Tuck will begin a career at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in the private wealth management division. How prestigious of a job is this? Only three percent of the 300,000 annual applicants ultimately get hired by the firm.

Having earned $40 million during his NFL career while playing on the game’s grandest of stages, one might think Tuck isn’t feeling pressure entering his new career. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

“At the NFL level, not being prepared means Tom Brady throws 400 yards against you,” Tuck said, via CNBC. “Not being prepared at a place like Goldman Sachs means that some of your trusted clients are losing money.”

Tuck knows exactly what he’s getting into here. And good for him. At the very least, this new job will take up less of a physical toll on the 35-year-old Alabama native.