Scott McGarrahan giving back past NFL career

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As he looked around the University of New Mexico football field former Lobo safety Scott McGarrahan talked about memories.

“When I was here at New Mexico I just remember the experience in Albuquerque from the fans and just playing here in Albuquerque at home.”

McGarrahan was one of the onlookers on the sideline as the Lobos defeated Hawaii in a one point come from behind victory this past Saturday. McGarrahan credits the University for giving him an opportunity to get to the NFL and later help kids in need. The 1998 sixth round pick of the Green Bay Packers found something to do with his life before his 8-year NFL career covering four teams was over. McGarrahan opened a special boarding school for boys.

It’s one that allows second chances.

“It’s a boarding school for kids that are struggling with drugs, alcohol and academic problems,” said McGarrahan. “We go through therapy and do some different things to try and get back on track.”

Resolution Ranch has been going strong for about 11 years. The program has been kind of like McGarrahan’s football career, more than what he expected.

“It has kind of outgrown my expectations. We got a really great group of people that work for me,” said McGarrahan.

Resolution Ranch Academy is located in Cameron,Texas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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