Terrance Stringer is in the entertainment business.
When he’s not on the football field, the Calgary Stampeders linebacker is promoting and producing concerts, comedy acts and other shows in Alabama and Georgia.
“It’s not as fun as football, but it’s also exciting in another way,” said Stringer, the co-owner of MajorGlow Entertainment. “But football is also entertainment. It’s a little bit harder work physically, but it’s still entertainment.”
And it’s still Stringer’s top priority.
The 25-year-old spent two seasons with the NFL’s New York Giants from 2008-09 but couldn’t find a full-time football gig last fall.
“I missed the game so much,” Stringer said. “That year off, every day, it felt like I was just wasting my time and wasting my life away. I’m a football player. The Canadian game is a little different, but it’s still football, and I love the game, and I’m going to play as long as I can.”
On the Stamps’ training camp depth chart, Stringer is listed behind all-star Juwan Simpson at middle linebacker, although he also has experience at defensive back.
Based on his attributes, you get the feeling the former Tuskegee University Golden Tigers standout will fit into defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones’ up-tempo scheme.
“I have speed, intensity, competitive drive,” Stringer said. “And I love to win. I lost five games in four years in college, so I don’t like to lose. We’re going to bring the Grey Cup home to Calgary this year.”