By Steve Neavling
Former Chicago Bears superstar Charles “Peanut” Tillman is now an FBI agent.
The former All-Pro cornerback recently graduated from the FBI training academy and will begin tackling crime during a standard two-year probationary period for new agents, the Chicago Tribune first reported.
Tillman’s interest in law enforcement predates his time as a professional football player. While at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Tillman earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. His father, Donald Tillman Jr., served as a sergeant in the Army.
Tillman also is known for his charitable giving and support of the military. In 2010, he spent eight days on a tour with troops in Iraq and Kuwait.
After playing 12 of his 13 seasons for the Bears, Tillman was a major force behind the Panthers’ 15-1 record and appearance in Super Bowl 50 in 2015.