All-American Kicker, Former Walmart Exec Leads SupplierLife

The second time he met Sam Walton, former University of Arkansas placekicker Kendall Trainor was still looking to make it in the NFL. The Walmart Inc. founder told the 1988 All-American placekicker about an opportunity to work for the retail giant.

Trainor inquired about the offer but didn’t realize it was for a full-time position. At first, he took a temporary warehouse position, allowing him time to continue to work out in the afternoon.

“I’d been so close and had good camps and felt like I was good enough to play,” he said. “But like many others, it’s just about getting that break. There’s a lot of great players that never played in the NFL.”    MORE

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