This week on A Cowboy Life, Brady sits down with former Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley for the first part of a two-part episode to talk about his upbringing in New Jersey, his struggles to connect with his disparate family, and how a little love from a grandmother, an endearing coach, and a field trip to UCLA encouraged him to break into the world of college football and basketball at North Carolina. Things go well for Jesse for the first few years of college, but a stumble in his senior year sets him back. Fortunately, he persevered and managed to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals, at least for a while. Unfortunately, good things don’t last forever, and after a stint in Canada playing for the B.C. Lions, Jesse found himself right back where he started- broke, lost, and nowhere to go.

Nowhere, that is, until he got a call about a certain reality television show called “4th and Long.”

 

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