Former NFL Cornerback Charles  Tillman was known for locking up opposing receivers on the outside, and now he may soon be locking up bad guys around the country that break the law.

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Tillman was a criminal justice major at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and he’s apparently putting that degree to good use. In 2017, he set his agents on becoming an FBI agent, and he’s continuing down that road, apparently.

He officially graduated from the FBI’s training academy, according to the Chicago Tribune, and will now enter the two-year probationary period, where he’ll experience a variety of different types of cases to get his feet grounded. If he makes his way through that, he’ll become an FBI agent.


Tillman retired at the end of the 2015-16 season, with little time to spare as prospective FBI candidates must be younger than 37 at the time of appointment. Sure enough, however, Tillman completed his training in time, while recently celebrating his 38th birthday over the weekend.

He grew up in a military family – his father, Donald Tillman Jr., was a sergeant in the Army – and attended 11 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Tilman has found his calling outside of football and seems poised to carry on his family name, in terms of serving our country.