Following 8 knee operations Howard Dell went on to become  a nationally ranked Decathlete as well as sprint hurdler. He spent five years as a world cup bobsledder: participating in 1988 Winter Olympics and two world championships as well as being a three time Canadian 2 man / 4 man Champion. He spent five years playing professional football spanning  the National Football League ( NFL )  the Canadian Football League ( CFL ) and the Arena Football League.