"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9
“Everyday, every play.” - Unknown
In order to be the best and play amongst the best athletes in the world, it is necessary to get better at something each day. Each day I try to better myself, my game, and my team in any way possible.
No part is greater than the sum of the whole. Each and every member of this team understands that they are working as part of a collective unit. In order for us to be successful we have to put aside individual accomplishments and concentrate on the accomplishments of the team.
What football means to you
Being a professional football player has to be one of the greatest jobs in the world. It is an enjoyment for me. I enjoy going to work and practice every day. Football actually allows me to be myself.
What is your motivation to play football?
Playing amongst the greatest athletes in the world, and striving to be one of the best, is my motivation to play football. It is an everyday challenge to play in the NFL, but it is a greater challenge to be considered amongst the best. I love that challenge.
How important is family/support system to you?
Next to God, my family is my world. If it wasn’t for the support and dedication of my family, I would not be able to enjoy the success I have today. It is through their hard work that I was able to make it to Purdue and into the NFL. I am eternally grateful for everything they have done for me.
Who has inspired you and why?
My mother is my inspiration. She had a lot of responsibility raising us, and it wasn’t always easy. But she was always there for us whenever we needed anything. Her dedication and commitment has been instrumental and inspirational throughout my entire life.