Locker Room Consulting was founded by a group of elite professional athletes who have experience navigating the post-sports playing field to become successful businessmen, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. This unique background gives LRC an authentic perspective on what it takes for retiring athletes to thrive in the next phase of their lives.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game, Calvin Johnson, Jr. retired from the NFL in 2016 after nine record-breaking seasons with the Detroit Lions. A standout college athlete, Calvin finished his NCAA career as a consensus first-team All-American and team captain at Georgia Tech University.
In 2008 he founded the Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation: a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, training, and social development of at-risk youth. The Foundation has since helped thousands of children and families in Michigan as well as Calvin’s home state of Georgia.
Upon his retirement, Calvin shifted his attention from the football field to the world of business. As one of Locker Room Consulting’s founding partners, Calvin is focused on using his broad range of experience to support his former colleagues as they grow financially, personally, and professionally.
Rob Sims enjoyed a successful career as an offensive linemen in the NFL, plying his trade with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions over the course of nine years in the league. Prior to turning pro, Rob was an accomplished collegiate athlete: a three-year starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes, he captained the team during his senior season at OSU.
Rob and his wife Natalie have long been recognized for their philanthropic contributions and service to local and national charities including the Detroit Police Athletic League, the Yatooma Foundation, the Children’s Center, and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
As an ex-professional athlete turned entrepreneur, Rob has diligently pursued his passion for business. Locker Room Consulting provides a platform for Rob to share his expertise in the real estate industry while continuing his philanthropic endeavors and serving as a valued mentor to his peers.