Former West Virginia University quarterback Marc Bulger is going to help some aspiring young golfer get their “Big Break” this fall.
The NFL and the Golf Channel are teaming up to add a new twist to the popular Golf Channel series
by featuring ex-pro football stars Jerry Rice, Chris Doleman, Tim Brown, Al Del Greco, Mark Rypien and Bulger in a threesome with two Big Break competitors (male and female).
The former pros will be playing for $50,000 designated to their favorite charity, while the competitors are playing for pro tour exemptions, cash and other prizes.
Bulger, a 4-handicapper, played eight years for the St. Louis Rams before retiring after the 2009 season. He made two Pro Bowl appearances (2003 and 2006) and was named MVP of the 2003 game.
Bulger’s best season with the Rams came in 2006 when he completed 370 of 588 passes for 4,301 yards and 24 touchdowns. Bulger passed for 22,814 yards and 122 touchdowns during his NFL career, all with the Rams.
While at WVU, Bulger held 25 school passing records when his career ended in 1999, although Geno Smith has since eclipsed most of those. Bulger’s best season came in 1998 when he passed for 3,607 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading West Virginia to an eight-win season and a meeting against Missouri in the Insight.com Bowl.
Bulger passed for 8,153 yards and 59 touchdowns during his four-year career at West Virginia. Bulger was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
The show will be taped at Dorado Beach Resort in Puerto Rico and will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. on the Golf Channel. It will air on Tuesdays.