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Rock Chalk Podcast: Tony Sands

Jayhawk Legend Tony Sands joins the show to talk about his time at KU, his book about his life after football, and National Mental Health Awareness Month.

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In a special mid-week episode, I was joined by legendary Jayhawk RB Tony Sands on the show. We talked about his KU story, his transition to life after football, documenting his mental health journey, and the upcoming ESPN documentary that tells the story of Bryce Gowdy for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Topics Include:

  • Olympic Sport Update
  • Coming from South Florida to Kansas
  • Stories from THAT Missouri game.
  • The rebuilding process
  • Favorite memory outside of Missouri
  • The NFL and coaching experience
  • Memorable experiences training athletes
  • Motivation behind the book
  • Increased awareness surrounding mental health in sports
  • Upcoming Bryce Gowdy documentary

Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyMitts12
Follow Tony on Twitter: @tonysands24

Visit The Bryce Gowdy Foundation at

Get a copy of Tony’s Book I Was Before My Time at this Amazon link.

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