A 7th-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, Gus went on to play QB for 7 different NFL teams--the Redskins, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings. His career highlights include an appearance in the 1996 Pro Bowl while with the Redskins and a 99-yard touchdown pass that tied the NFL record for the longest play from scrimmage for the Vikings. After a 15-year career in the NFL, Gus retired as a Minnesota Viking in 2008.

After his NFL career, Gus went on to coach at John Burroughs School from 2010-2013. During his three seasons, the Burroughs Bombers competed for the State Championship. He ended his high school coaching career with a record of 42-3. Upon moving back to Western Pennsylvania, Gus worked as a coach for the Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings from 2013 through 2016. After 15 years in the NFL, and raising three children who play contact sports, Gus is passionate about people taking care of their brain and has partnered with entrepreneurs making an impact in that sector. Transferring leadership skills learned from his professional sports career Gus is working with: RC21X, Winning Profile, Human Performance at The Energy Innovation Center, and Huddle Up with Gus Podcast.