The Washington Times - February 17, 2009, 07:38PM

Long snapper Ethan Albright, running back Ladell Betts, linebacker Rocky McIntosh and center Casey Rabach are among the 95 current and former NFL players who have enrolled in upcoming seminars at the nation’s top business schools.

The program, a 4-year-old joint initiative of the NFL and its Players Association, is designed to help players prepare for their post-football careers.


Albright, 37, and Rabach, 31, will attend the seminar at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business while Betts, 29, and McIntosh, 26, will attend two seminars at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

“I’ve wanted to do this for a couple of years and this year it fit in my schedule,” Rabach said. “I’m really interested in the discussion about franchising. Owning a franchise is something I might want to do after I’m done playing.”

Here are the official descriptions of the programs:

The Kellogg School of Management , Northwestern University: The Kellogg program focuses on developing and selling a brand and evaluating franchise opportunities.  This program provides a foundation for recognizing sound marketing plans and preparing players to ask key questions when analyzing opportunities.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton program focuses on a broad range of business topics, including financial analysis, entrepreneurship, real estate development, stock market investing, negotiation skills, risk management, and community reinvestment.  Attendees work on directed as well as individual real estate, entrepreneurial and personal finance projects during the month between the program’s two sessions.