There are many different routes an NFL player can take once he decides to hang up his cleats.
Some go into coaching, while some go into broadcasting. Others decide to go back to school in order to pursue a vastly different career path.
Former Giants fullback and Super Bowl Champion Henry Hynoski falls into that final category.
After retiring from the NFL, Hynoski got his master's degree in business education. He then served as assistant principal and dean of students at Shamokin Area School District, where he also coached the football team.
Hynoski recently received the opportunity to lead a school himself, as he was named principal at his alma mater, Southern Columbia Area High School in Catawissa, Pennsylvania.
"A lot of people just view me as a football player, but I really am an academic," Hynoski told Nikki Krize of WNEP-TV. "I believe that my opportunities wouldn't have presented themselves to me if I didn't maintain such an academic rigor.
Hynoski played 46 games across four seasons with the Giants. During his rookie season, the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. While Hynoski's primary role throughout the 2011 campaign was to lead the way for running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, the fullback registered two receptions for 19 yards against the Patriots while also recovering a key fumble in the third quarter.
The former fullback was born in Elysburg, Pennsylvania and attended Southern Columbia Area High School. He graduated in 2007 and went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh, before signing with the Giants in 2011.
"Being able to return to my home district, my alma mater, the community I love and cherish so much, that's an opportunity that doesn't come around too often," said Hynoski.
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