Typically college football players will take out an insurance policy to protect themselves financially in the event of a catastrophic injury preventing them from pursuing their NFL career, but normally that is reserved for junior sand seniors who are a year away from the NFL draft.
UCLA Bruins rising sophomore Myles Jack is anything but typical after playing both linebacker and running back in his freshman season and Jack has taken out a large disability plan with a $5 million dollar “loss of value” rider, according to Rand Getlin.
#UCLA true-freshman phenom LB/RB Myles Jack has purchased a large disability plan in excess of $5M, which includes a “Loss of Value” rider.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) April 22, 2014
Last year’s Pac-12 freshman offensive and defensive player of the year is focusing on defense this spring and hasn’t taken any snaps in the backfield after rushing for 267 yards and seven touchdowns, including four in the win against the Washington Huskies, on 38 carries.
He added 76 tackles, seven for loss, one sack and two interceptions at linebacker and along with Eddie Vanderdoes are two rising stars on the Bruins defense, so hopfully Jack won’t have to cash in on this disability plan and he will have a nice long college and professional career.