BULLOCK COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Bullock County has a former NFL player in its midst and probably doesn’t even know it.
Will Tolbert played on the defensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1980 to 1986. Now he makes BBQ grills in all sizes. He showed off a massive, $5,000 grill during a recent visit with WSFA 12 News.
It’s not a hobby. Tolbert has five full-time employees helping him keep up with demand.
“Our customers are usually big alumnus from the SEC and guys are in competition. These are basically competitor type grills. I was in the competitive grill business for awhile,” Tolbert said.
When he’s not making grills, Tolbert volunteers as a football coach for Bullock County High School.