The Playoff Experience

Last weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to take my sons Skyler and Kingston to the Rams/Falcons playoff game at the Coliseum. It was a great father-son day, to say the least. Believe it or not, I’ve never sat down and watched an NFL football game with them live, so that in itself was a [...]

By | 2018-01-12T11:38:01+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Wild Card Weekend

It's that time of year again, the best time of year for football fans: The NFL playoffs are here! Wild Card weekend always has the potential for some surprises, and I'm really excited about the AFC side of things with three newcomers in play. That probably bodes well for viewership, which has been down across [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:59:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Blog, News|2 Comments

My New Role

I’ve been retired a year-and-a half now and I can tell you that the first year wasn’t easy. Fortunately, I had prepared for my career to end, mentally and financially. But my body was so used to the routine that in June and July, training camp months, I would just wake early and look at [...]

By | 2017-12-18T12:30:15+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Blog, News|6 Comments

A Time To Speak

This past weekend, I took it upon myself to travel to Washington D.C. to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as they celebrated their first anniversary. I picked this weekend's voyage because I needed to see first hand what my ancestors endured so I could speak to the root of the issue [...]

By | 2017-09-25T16:09:27+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Blog, News|9 Comments

AP, Marshawn and the State of the Running Back

I’ve seen the headlines. There are going to be some big names at the running back position wearing new uniforms in 2017. Adrian Peterson to New Orleans. Marshawn Lynch to Oakland. I respect both of those guys for pursuing new opportunities. As much as fans are crazy about their respective teams, players are crazy about [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:09:29+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, News|4 Comments

Life Goes On

I’ve taken a break from social media over the NFL offseason, but now that football is back, I wanted to catch everyone up on what I’ve been up to. Since my last game with the Patriots, I decided to dive in and really get back into school, and to fulfill a promise that I made [...]

By | 2016-12-07T21:14:02+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Blog|3 Comments

Beaver Pride

A new college football season began this past weekend for my Oregon State Beavers, and with it, the dawn of a new era for OSU Football — one I’m proud to say I will play a part in for what I hope to be a fruitful future for the program.The program turned over this offseason, [...]

By | 2016-12-26T19:23:01+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Beaver Pride

Taking Care of the Future

In my last blog entry, I wrote a little about one of my goals for this year, and that’s my goal of becoming a better me.That process has continued through the last few months, and it’s been awesome. It's kind of funny how, when you decide to make changes, you make progress and then you [...]

By | 2016-12-26T19:37:15+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Taking Care of the Future

A Better Me

Throughout the last several years of my NFL career, I've taken the time each offseason to take a trip to a different spot in the world and really immerse myself in the culture.Over the years, I've become a citizen of the world. I've been to so many wonderful places, and seen over 40 countries in [...]

By | 2016-12-26T20:18:45+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on A Better Me

Why Running Backs Need Saving

Last month, we launched the Save the Running Back campaign and, and I have to thank those who gave it such a positive reception, and really supported this endeavor of mine. The reaction was so strong that it even surprised me a bit. I was most thrilled with the feedback from my peers. It actually [...]

By | 2016-12-30T21:50:17+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Why Running Backs Need Saving