From football to house flipping

Former NFL player gets dose of reality on 'Flip This House'

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When his pro football career came to a halt, Than Merrill found a new passion and proficiency for fixing and flipping houses that paved the way for a stint on a real estate reality show.

Merrill and his team of real estate flippers auditioned for "Flip This House" in 2006 — the show made its debut in 2005 — and have since participated in several seasons of filming.

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