Submitted on Friday, 12/13/2019, at 11:44 AM

“I’ve always been a high-energy person, I don’t sleep a ton, I have a lot of nervous energy, so I always want to keep busy, and playing sports is a great outlet for this energy and emotion,” Alex Bernstein '97 told The Boston Globe recently, about the early morning hockey games he plays for the Hingham (Mass.) Pilgrim Skating Arena’s "Has-Been Hockey League.”

Bernstein, a former NFL offensive lineman turned investor and entrepreneur, is among a group of former collegiate and professional athletes who meet at 6:30 a.m. to play, “and afterward the players mingle over coffee, juice, peanut butter and bananas, and bagels and cream cheese before heading to work.”

“You always miss that locker room thing, busting people’s chops before and after the game,” said Bernstein, who played four seasons for the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Atlanta Falcons.

Getting back those locker room wisecracks helps keep him young, he said.