NFL player applies to be Uber driver in off season

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Monday, April 27, 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE (WABC) -- On the football field, he's a 6-foot-5, 330-pound lineman for the Miami Dolphins. But in the off-season, A.J. Francis wants to be an Uber driver.

Francis has already applied as a driver and is just waiting to hear back from the company.

"Everyone has something things that they'd like to buy that if they had a little more money, they could have that," Francis said. "Just because I play in the NFL, that doesn't mean that's not the case for me."

In college at Maryland, Francis worked as a bouncer, and before that he worked at a deli. He's used to odd jobs and despite his lucrative contract worth half a million dollars, Francis is hoping to drive strangers around in his white Dodge Charger.

Aside from applying to Uber, Francis is also getting his masters degree in international security and economic police.

"I once heard that the world is like a book, and if you never move and work the same job your whole life, you're living on one page," Francis said.