While some athletes donate money or comeback to coach as a way of giving back to their alma mater, former Rutgers tight end Tim Wright is giving back in his own way.
According to a NJ.com article, Wright, who’s a former Super Bowl champion and currently a tight end for the Detroit Lions, is opening a barber shop for Rutgers students as a way of following one of his passions.
“Football is my love, but cutting hair and being able to express my artistic ability is a passion and love of mine as well,” Wright said in the article.
As a former Rutgers student, Wright said he wants his barber shop to be a convenient way for students to get hair cuts, as opposed to having to leave campus to do so.
Wright will have time to personally help the beginnings of his barber shop, as he’s currently on injured reserve rehabbing a torn ACL which was suffered last May.
The barber shop, aptly named “The Wright Cut,” is scheduled to open later in September.