LOS ANGELES -- St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold attended the Major League Gaming (MLG) Anaheim eSports competition in 2013. The gamer liked what he saw so much that he invested in Rise Nation Gaming. That eSports team emerged as one of the best Call of Duty Ghosts teams in the world this year, competing at the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles.
Saffold, who was the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, was in LA to coach and encourage his team to victory. The NFL star, who just signed a five-year, $31.7 million contract extension with the Rams, talks about his love of eSports and why these pro gamers are similar to athletes in this exclusive interview.