Former Detroit Lion Kevin Jones a sailor?

Many times, former NFL players end up with different and interesting second careers. Sure, some go right into coaching and others become figureheads and local celebrities either where they played in college or the NFL.

Even more go on to be doctors, lawyers, actors or move into the worlds of real estate or finance. Then there is the broadcasting component -- something players often try to set up toward the end of their NFL careers, like Nate Burleson and Dan Orlovsky are doing.

Kevin Jones, apparently, has gone a different route. According to Mike Barber of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Jones is now working at his alma mater, Virginia Tech. Before that -- he apparently raced sailboats for a year.

Interesting work if you can get it.

Jones, the No. 30 pick in the 2004 draft by the Lions, was the team's last 1,000-yard rusher with 1,133 yards before Reggie Bush reached the mark last season. He finished with 3,176 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns in his five-year NFL career between Detroit and Chicago.