“You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INTO FOOTBALL?
I’ve loved the game since I was a little kid. I can remember playing football in the yard and dreaming of what it would be like to play professionally. My late father has also been an inspiration. He predicted from a young age that I would play in the NFL, and after he passed I knew I had to work harder than ever before to make that dream a reality.
DO YOU HAVE INTEREST IN OTHER SPORTS ASIDE FROM FOOTBALL?
I love football, but aside from that I like going to basketball games with family and friends in my downtime.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
People probably don’t know that I’m just as serious about my music as I am football. I started rapping when I was about 10 years old and never stopped. It helps me open up, turn my thoughts into words and share what I’ve gone through.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR CAREER, HOME, & SOCIAL LIFE?
It’s just always been that way, it’s what I know best. I’m a football player, an artist and a father. But I’m so blessed to be able to do any of those three, let alone all three.
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE SPORTS/FITNESS INDUSTRY?
I look up to my Head Coach at South Carolina, Steve Spurrier and Defensive Coach at the time Ellis Johnson. Both are so respected in the game and I learned a lot about how to be a better football player and athlete through them. Coach Johnson has one of the most incredible defensive minds I’ve ever known. He helped me break through mental barriers within the game. Fitness-wise Coach Spurrier was always in the gym with the young players, lifting weights and jogging on the treadmill. I hope to be like that in my 60s.
HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT PROSUPPS AND WHY DID YOU JOIN THE TEAM?
I’m a part of the Roc Nation family who has a long-standing relationship with ProSupps. After trying the product and seeing the boost it gave me in the gym, I was hooked. I love the benefits it brings to my workout and body.