Former NFL Star Tony Mandarich Tells "All" About Second Chance at Career Success

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Tony Mandarich, former NFL offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts twice appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has overcome a controversial career as a professional athlete, including steroid use accusations, to build a new career with wife Charlavan on the other side of the camera. Mandarich will release a tell-all memoir about his NFL career in early 2008.

Former NFL offensive lineman and 1989 first round draft pick for the Green Bay Packers, Tony Mandarich, has overcome a highly publicized stint in pro football by joining his wife, Char, in launching a professional photography career through Mandarich Photography (, a commercial / advertising photography studio. A two-time cover athlete with Sports Illustrated, Mandarich has now moved to the other side of the camera, and will be launching a tell-all memoir about his NFL career, rumored steroid use, and more in early 2008.

Mandarich's experience in front of the camera from his days as an All-American with Michigan State through his retirement from pro football in 1998 when leaving the Indianapolis Colts, alongside Char's fifteen year career as a professional photographer, offers Mandarich Photography a unique insight into successful photo shoots.

Mandarich Photography shares that insight into the world of professional photography, and the glamour and work behind it, through a recently launched blog at, where sample images and free videos from recent shoots are displayed along with some of the tips and techniques behind how the shots were taken and edited in Photoshop, Lightroom, or other editing software (making the blog a resource for the budding photographer).

Mandarich Photography has also launched an initiative called Mandarich Models today (at, where any customer can experience an actual model photo shoot.

About Mandarich Photography

Mandarich Photography is an advertising, commercial, and lifestyle photography studio owned by veteran photographer Charlavan Mandarich and husband Tony Mandarich, former NFL first-round draft pick and offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers. Mandarich Photography is based in both Phoenix, Arizona and Toronto, Ontario, and offers a creative, edgy style with over fifteen years of professional photography experience. The studio was launched in 2004.

For additional information on Mandarich Photography or Tony Mandarich's impending memoir, please visit, or contact Char and Tony Mandarich at 480-277-7888.


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