Yale grad Eugene Profit was on the road to Wall Street when the NFL came knocking.

Like so many, Profit had a few good years (three seasons with the Patriots and three with the Redskins) before an injury — hamstring to be exact — forced him to retire in 1989. "I got the opportunity to play in the NFL for a couple years then got injured. A lot of us do," Profit remarks as if saying, that's just the way things go.

But not a lot of players can claim the same success Profit has seen since his NFL departure. A few weeks ago, Profit, who founded Profit Investment Management in 1996, was recognized at a Reginald F. Lewis Foundation gala.

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