According to a company press release, former NFL All-Pro quarterback David Garrard has joined InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) as a consultant for the football group.
Garrard was drafted in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played until 2010. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, but underwent arthroscopic surgery and missed all four preseason games. The Dolphins released him shortly after. He signed with the New York Jets in 2013, until he retired due to chronic knee issues.
He began preparing for a life after football during his NFL career, when he got involved in philanthropic efforts. He started the David Garrard Foundation aimed at helping single mothers battling breast cancer, which his mother battled, in addition to children dealing with Chron’s Disease, which he battled himself.
IPZ, according to its website, “is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients.” The firm works with Zito Partners, which is a boutique firm representing clients from various industries. IPZ provides marketing and media relations advice, public relations support, and post-career planning for its clients. The firm represents athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, and tennis, in addition to media and entertainment personalities.