Former NFL player Casey Crawford runs a $8 Billion mortgage company

R2IiZ.So.74Many of you probably don’t know who Casey Crawford is, unless you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. Crawford played for the Buccaneers when the organization won their only Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders. Crawford really didn’t contribute that much and only appeared in four games that season. Two months after the Super Bowl, Crawford called it a career and retired from the NFL. Now 12 years later, Crawford now runs Movement Mortgage, which is expected to gross $8 Billion by the end of 2015.


“I actually Googled ‘how to start a mortgage bank,’” Crawford, 37, said in a telephone interview. “We got to build from the ground up what 21st-century customer experience can and should look like. We went from seven employees to, this month, 2,000.”

Crawford founded Movement Mortgage after retiring from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had already invested in real estate, buying houses in the off-season and then renovating and selling them quickly for a profit. His home-loan firm has doubled the dollar volume of mortgages issued each year since its 2008 inception, he said.


I find this story very fascinating because a lot of players don’t know what’s next after they retire. Even though Crawford wasn’t a household name on the football field, he has become a star in something else.



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