Ex-Chargers QB Ryan Leaf Announces New Gig

Ryan Leaf went from being the second overall pick in 1998 - only Peyton Manning was picked higher that year - to being out of the league by the beginning of the 2002 season

Former NFL quarterback and Washington State star Ryan Leaf is joining SiriusXM's for regular talk show appearances on the satellite radio's college sports channel.

Leaf was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1997 and the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers.

His NFL career was a bust and after football, he struggled with substance abuse and served time in prison for burglary and drug charges.

Leaf now works for recovery program and has started a foundation to raise money for those in need of addiction treatment who cannot afford it.

Leaf will debut on SiriusXM College Sports Nation on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. ET with co-host Jason Horowitz. He'll appear multiple times each week on the channel throughout the college football season.

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