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Since I was in high school, I wanted to play professional football and professional baseball, be a two-sport star.
I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.
I used to beat up kids and bite kids and do stuff all the time.
I took a huge risk leaving baseball, because I was predicted to play in the big leagues. I’m kind of a prototypical second baseman.
I had a dream that my dad passed away and that Jesus came into the room and he was basically knocking on my door, saying, ‘Hey, you need to find out more about me.’ So that Sunday morning I ended up going to church, and that’s when I got saved.
I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent – always have.
I had this urge to play the game of football, because so many people – I shouldn’t say so many, a handful of people – said I couldn’t do it. For me, it was one of those things that I just believe in my talent that the Lord gave me, and I wanted to take advantage of it.
I remember my dad asking me one time, and it’s something that has always stuck with me: ‘Why not you, Russ?’ You know, why not me? Why not me in the Super Bowl?
My dad used to wake me up at 5:30 in the morning and hit me ground balls and tell me, ‘Don’t be afraid to excel. Don’t be afraid to be great.’
I try to do something physical every day. I don’t go heavy every day, though.
Being a quarterback, the way I believe is there’s always so much room to improve. Any little detail. I always cut up the film and try to watch what I can improve on, whatever little detail it is.
You know, I want to be the uncommon one. I think it’s pretty cool that I’m only 5’11”, you know, and playing in the National Football League.
When we are at the worst times of our lives, when we are battling with something, or struggles, whatever it may be, when we are at our highest point as well, when things are going really well, we want somebody to comfort us and be there for us and to say, ‘Well done.’ That’s Jesus!
My thing is, and I’ve always been this way – to get to know as many people as I possibly can on a personal level, so that way, when you get on the football field, you’ve got your buddy right beside you, and you’re ready to go.
Honestly, being a 5’11” quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn’t define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game.