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Philip Rivers had two dreams growing up while playing high school football in Alabama.
One was to play in the NFL and the other was to follow his father's footsteps and coach high school football in his home state.
The 16-year NFL standout and quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts checked the second from his wish list on Friday, being named the head coach at St. Michael Catholic (Fairhope, Ala.)
Rivers won't take over the reigns until he retires from the NFL. After 16 seasons with the Chargers, he signed with the Colts in March for $25 million and will likely get paid a lot less at St. Michael Catholic.
It doesn't matter, he said in an emotional news conference.
"It's a special day for me and my family, really," Rivers said. "How blessed am I to be able to live both of those out, one on the tail end and one in the beginning stages."
St. Michael opened in 2016 and has had just two varsity football seasons, going a combined 3-17. Rivers played for his dad Steve at Athens (Ala.)
and was lightly recruited, eventually signing with North Carolina State.
Rivers has two sons, one going into the sixth grade, and seven daughters. He said he wants to coach both of his sons in high school.
Rivers still has at least one NFL season ahead of him and maybe more. His career is probably Hall of Fame worthy having thrown for 59,271 career yards, 397 touchdowns while making 224 consecutive starts. He's been to eight Pro Bowls.