NFL veteran Isaac Rochell entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and has played for the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders.
And while he appeared in 70 games, recording 103 tackles with 9½ sacks, most fans know him from TikTok videos of him with his wife Allison. The two have more than 1.7 million followers each and chronicle their lives as they navigate the NFL season and all that comes with it.
Rochell, 28, is a free agent after playing with the Browns and Raiders last season. He told Fox News Digital that the offseason has been great.
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“It’s been unreal. I’m lucky to be married to a wife who has created a lot of really great opportunities. So, we’ve done a lot of great stuff. (It’s) by far the busiest offseason we’ve ever had.” ,” he said. “We’ve had a great time.
“And from a training perspective, it’s been fun because I love working out. And I think traveling and being in different environments has led me to do different ways of working out and be more creative from a training perspective, which I’ve enjoyed. I also think it’s really good for your body to be impacted in different work environments and have different situations. The offseason has been great. I have no complaints.”
Rochell said having that kind of fame has been interesting, as it just shows the power of building a brand organically just by giving fans and other TikTok users a glimpse into your everyday life.
“I think it’s been great,” he told Fox News Digital. “I think it’s also just a testament to the power of branding and marketing. I just think companies, people, everyone has an opportunity to tell their story in an organic way, and it’s been a lot of fun for us to be able to do because everything what we are doing is telling our story.
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“It’s been great reinventing ourselves, my wife and I. It’s not necessarily like this soccer couple, but just relatable people. They make really fun content, and it’s just…really nice. And the part about the fame and the doors that its opening has been really great for us.”
TikTok’s rise to stardom also presents a path out for Rochell. In theory, he no longer has to continually face full-speed offensive linemen once a week for a quarter of the year.
Rochell recognizes the setting. But when you’re living your dream playing football, it’s hard to break away from it.
“In short, I always think about being able to take the TikTok career to the next level,” Rochell told Fox News Digital. “And I know I can. I really love football though. It’s funny because people will comment and reference exactly what you’re saying. And I see it, and I’m like, ‘Dang, this shows how much I love football’ because it is a violent sport.
“It’s not necessarily the healthiest sport in general, but you just fall in love with it. You fall in love with competing. It’s hard to walk away from a passion. I think I’m going to keep playing soccer for as long as I can.” because I love him.”
In addition to the fun and informative TikTok videos, Rochell encouraged fans to keep up with eye health as part of Vision Health Month.
Rochell was diagnosed with an eye disorder seven years ago. If he didn’t take care of it right away, he could have stolen his football career. He partnered with Visionworks as part of their “Closed Captions” campaign to advocate for everyone to make sure they keep up with eye health.
Rochell said he first experienced eye problems when he was at NFL Combine training and the pain became excruciating. She had to go to get her eye checked.
“There are so many things that come from scheduling eye exams,” Rochell said. “You can tell a lot about what you can see on an eye exam. So much of your health starts with your eye. It just makes sense.”
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Now Rochell is focused on preparing for the upcoming season and just looking for the right fit to thrive.