“I’m having some trouble applying for a loan.”
Su’a Cravens, a safety and linebacker whom the Washington Redskins drafted in the second round of this year’s National Football League draft, is hunched over a tablet, trying to buy a house.
If this were a real house, Cravens — his first name is pronounced “SUE-uh” — probably wouldn’t have much trouble. He’ll make nearly half a million dollars playing for the Redskins this season.
On a recent visit to the Junior Achievement Finance Park in Landover, Maryland, however, he and two dozen other Redskins rookies are taking on new identities to learn personal finance skills. Cravens, 20, has become a mechanical engineer with a $78,000 salary, a wife and a 3-year-old kid.