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Born: 1977-05-21
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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At the core, we're all spiritual beings.

Tags: Beings, Core, Spiritual

Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself.

Tags: Either, Growing, Yourself

Human beings aren't supposed to be controlled and told what to do.

Tags: Controlled, Human, Supposed

I don't believe in regret.

Tags: Regret

I don't feel like my speed or my power or my desire to play this game has diminished at all.

Tags: Desire, Game, Power

I don't think I'll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It's not in my nature.

Tags: Able, Nature, Place

I feel no need and have no desire to give any attention to other people's opinion of me.

Tags: Attention, Give, Opinion

I had a lot of friends in high school and in college, and we had a good time.

Tags: Good, School, Time

I like to live in places that are kind of off in the cuts so people can't really find me even if they wanted to.

Tags: Off, Places, Wanted

I really do love football.

Tags: Football, Love

I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience.

Tags: Experience, Rather, Reflect

I think it's very easy for people to stereotype athletes, good and bad.

Tags: Bad, Easy, Good

I think Ricky Williams had his time in the limelight. And I think it was good for what it was worth, and that was that.

Tags: Good, Time, Worth

I want to thank all my fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for the strength they've given me to overcome so much.

Tags: Fans, Overcome, Strength

I'm a huge gamer, everything from PC to Xbox to PS2.

Tags: Gamer, Huge

I've always been attracted to things that are taboo. I've never been afraid to go to that dark place.

Tags: Afraid, Dark, Place

I've gotten to a point, where I realize that happiness doesn't come from the outside.

Tags: Happiness, Point, Realize

I've never been in trouble with the police.

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If I can walk, I'll play.

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If I was doing something for the money, I'd be quite miserable.

Tags: Miserable, Money, Quite

If you identify yourself as a great football player, anytime anyone challenges that, you're going to have some kind of problem.

Tags: Football, Great, Yourself

It's good to do things slow in the bush. It makes you appreciate everything a lot more.

Tags: Appreciate, Good, Makes

It's something that I had been pushing down my whole life. The search for meaning, I guess, the whispering of the soul.

Tags: Life, Soul, Whole

Maybe I'm stupid or whatever, but to me if I got a concussion, if I could see straight and I could carry a football then I'm not telling anybody.

Tags: Football, Stupid, Whatever

Nine in the box... that's a football term.

Tags: Box, Football, Nine

Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.

Tags: Anxiety, Pleasure, Social
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One of my biggest problems is that I'm always so influenced by what other people are thinking about me.

Tags: Biggest, Problems, Thinking

People are hungry because they're eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am I.

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The money is what made me miserable. I want to be free of that stress.

Tags: Free, Money, Stress

The people that I see on the street, they treat me more as a human being and not just an icon or a football player.

Tags: Football, Human, Treat

There is no need to smear my name or to defame my character for the sake of news.

Tags: Character, Name, News

Tomorrow doesn't really exist.

Tags: Exist, Tomorrow

Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.

Tags: Anxiety, Anyone, Fear

Well, I don't think I've necessarily ever been a passionate football player or a passionate person.

Tags: Football, Passionate, Player

What I would tell young players is that as you get older, the best thing you can do is try to have other interests and have opportunities.

Tags: Best, Try, Young

As an athlete, you figure you work your whole life to have what you have, and to be able to show the world what you have and how proud you are of it, that's always fun.

Tags: Fun, Life, Work

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'

Tags: Compassion, Strength, While

As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it's there for a long time. I've been working on being able to let things go. I don't think I ever want to buy property again.

Tags: Human, Time, Working

I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I've grown as a person so much.

Tags: Football, Philosophy, Travel

I think if I were a college professor, no one would say I was uncomfortable about being shy because that might be expected. But I think because of people's stereotypes, they think of a football player as someone who is very outgoing and I'm not.

Tags: College, Football, Someone

I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things.

Tags: Accomplish, Achieve, Start

I would drive home and see people wearing my No. 34 jersey and wonder why, because I didn't feel worthy of that. And all the time I just knew people were staring at me, talking about me everywhere I went.

Tags: Home, Time, Why

I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image. That's what I'm working on now.

Tags: Football, Hardest, Working

If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.

Tags: Acting, College, Football

Playing in the National Football League, you're told, you know, where to be, when to be there, what to wear, how to be there. Being able to step away from that, I have an opportunity to look deeper into myself and look for what's real.

Tags: Away, Football, Real

The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun.

Tags: Amazing, Life, Success

I have no room in my life for any form of negativity or nonacceptance.

Tags: Life, Negativity, Room

I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.

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To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow... dis-ease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.

Tags: Fear, Jealousy, Time

I do feel like a loner but I think it's because I look at things differently than other people.

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I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.

Tags: Good, Healing, Learning

I don't care what people think about me because I know I am more than all the pain and strife they hold inside.

Tags: Care, Hold, Pain

And I think if you look at any relationship, for the relationship to be productive and to move forward and to grow, sometimes things have to be said that one person or the other person is not going to like to hear.

Tags: Forward, Said, Sometimes

I definitely have come out of my shell a lot more. When you question who you are, you can't be proud of who you are. Now that I'm trying to peel off those layers and really understand who I am, I don't have anything to be shy about.

Tags: Proud, Trying, Understand

In therapy, I see myself in the mirror differently.

Tags: Mirror, Therapy

Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it's extra special to be a part of that.

Tags: History, Place, Special

There's more to life than success, and if you can try to be more well-rounded, you'll be able to enjoy your success more. It won't own you or control you.

Tags: Control, Life, Success

There's nothing I miss about anything in the whole wide world. The idea of missing something means you're not living in the moment. Every moment is good for something.

Tags: Good, Living, Moment

Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It's nice.

Tags: Nice, Success, Team

I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field.

Tags: Best, Football, Honest

I had this notion that everyone was staring at me and judging everything about me, from my appearance to the way I talk and everything.

Tags: Everyone, Judging, Talk

I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.

Tags: Reality, Sometimes, Sports

If you replace the word God in the Bible with the word Truth, it reads exactly right.

Tags: God, Truth, Word

One thing I've learned about life is that if you really let go, it's just a joy ride.

Tags: Joy, Learned, Life

Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity - at least temporarily.

Tags: Maturity, Sometimes, Success

The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.

Tags: Feeling, Moment, Social

I allowed myself to think if I could be doing anything in the world, what would I be doing? And what came to mind is I'd be traveling a little bit, I'd be going to classes and I'd be going back to school.

Tags: Bit, Mind, School

I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things.

Tags: Football, Happy, Talk

The more I pay attention to what's going on inside, the more I realize that how I feel, and how I react to what I feel, really creates my reality. And the more in touch I can be, the better chance I have to control what's happening in my life.

Tags: Control, Life, Reality

When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you're not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that.

Tags: Courage, Life, Real

A team takes on the personality of the head coach.

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