I want to start by first thanking you all for your support over the years. I have been blessed to play in the National Football League for 14 years (and counting). I can honestly say that time flies when you are having fun. It seems like I was suiting up for the Rams just yesterday. When I reflect upon my career, I always think how great it has been to turn something that I love into a career. I cannot express enough just how grateful I am for that. Also, I must admit this 14 year journey has been made easier because of your steadfast support each and every Sunday. So thank you.
What motivated me to start the London’s Bridge Foundation? I started this foundation in 2003 and, as is the case with most things, my motivation was my family. I have a very close knit family back in Ohio. Growing up in Cleveland I experienced many things; some good and some bad. As such, I wanted to do something that would help kids in my similar situation overcome their circumstances and preserver. I want kids to realize that life is about the “next snap”. In football, when a play goes wrong you return to line of scrimmage and prepare for the next snap. There is no quitting and most importantly, there is no losing sight of your goal. That is the primary lesson that I hope to instill upon students.
A lot of people ask, what is my proudest accomplishment? Well that is an easy one…my family. I am married to a phenomenal and beautiful woman who has given me three amazing children; Paige, Steele, and Brooke. Whenever I face an obstacle I think about them. My goal is to leave a strong legacy for my children. That is why I strive to be the best man that I can be, both on and off the field. I lead by example because I know that my children are watching and I want them to know that their father and mother are people of integrity. Paige, Steele & Brooke, your mother and I love you.