Which Metal Guitar God Actually Wanted to Be An NFL Linebacker? - GuitarPlayer.com

Which Metal Guitar God Actually Wanted to Be An NFL Linebacker?

A now very successful guitar player once had a music career a bit further down his wish list...
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Being a guitar hero isn't usually "Plan B" in a young kid's dreams, but Zakk Wylde had a different career path planned out in middle school.

"I wanted to go to Penn or Ohio State, which is like 'linebacker U,' he admitted to Katherine Turman of villagevoice.com. "It was my dream to become a middle linebacker and play in the NFL. Then, after my NFL career, I was going to become a broadcaster."

Hard to imagine, but the then-slight Wylde couldn't bulk up enough, and the football dream turned into a musical one.


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