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What if … / A Q&A with Bills running back C.J. Spiller

What would be your dream job if you weren't an NFL player?

"I'd be a coach at the high school level. That's my plan for my life after football. I'd be able to share my experience with kids, and if you know anything about my hometown (Lake Butler, Fla.), you know it's small and there's not a lot to look forward to. So just to give them hope is something I want to do.

"When you're a coach you definitely want to make an impact and have an influence on the younger generation. That's what I plan to do once my career is over. I love teachers, and they're with the students a lot. But as a coach you're with the whole team a lot. As a coach you're seeing them every day, getting them prepared to play a game. Some coaches go beyond and see them off the field too, have them over for dinner, or whatever."

One of Spiller's biggest influences was his high school coach, Buddy Nobles.

"I have a great relationship with him," Spiller said. "I still talk to him to this day. I'm pretty much like his extended son. I talk to him every week. He always texts me on Fridays. It's good to have that type of relationship."