Jeff Criswell

Jeff Criswell

Position: Offensive Tackle
How Acquired: Free Agent
Career Dates: 1995-1998
College: Graceland (Iowa)
Birth Date and Place: 3/7/1964 Grinnell, Iowa
Employer: Vice President, Kisses From Heaven Partner, Paradise (self-cleaning car wash chain) Business Development Director, Consumer Promotions, Inc.


Jeff started his career in football playing the left offensive tackle for the New York Jets. In 1995, Jeff, acting as his own agent, represented himself and secured a multi-million dollar contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jeff put to use both his life experiences and self-confidence as a negotiator and salesman to negotiate his contract for himself with the Kansas City Chiefs. This was especially important since Jeff was the first NFL starter in the modern era negotiate a his own contract of 8 M over 4 years. There have only been a few players since then that have received wages of this size with out the assistance of an Agent.

While Jeff was playing for the Jets, he was also busy honing his business skills through various efforts such as managing an entire sales force to sell fitness memberships, owning and operating a company which produced sports memorabilia including two projects which were placed in national TV spots free of charge, and his own radio show on one of the nations largest sports radio WFAN in New York.

While playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, he formed a partnership for a self-service car wash chain named Paradise Car Wash which he still owns and operates. One of Jeff's other venture was the development of Kisses From Heaven, Inc. This company was formed out of the love he has for kids especially his own Hailey who is now 9. The company set out to manufacture and market juvenile and wellness products which promoted bonding between parent and child. After 5 years of successfully helping families across the world he and his partner sold the company to a local business man and have moved on.

Since then Jeff has been the President of a publicly traded Extreme Sports and Lifestyle company and has started a Real Estate business where he specializes in Commercial Real Estate in the Kansas City area.

Jeff's past times are spent cheering on the Chiefs and parenting his lovely daughter Hailey.