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A Dream Come True

It's hard to believe that one of my life-long dreams is about to come true. Going to the Super Bowl is one of those things that we used to dream about when we were kids. Now it's about to happen. It's amazing what can happen when you stay focused and follow your dreams...
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We Are The Champions!

I don't know where to begin. It's hard to believe that I am a Super Bowl Champion! Just to play in the Super Bowl was a dream come true, but to win it all? Words can't even describe it. Through all my years of playing football, I have never won a championship. I must say, it was worth the wait. I will never forget February 2, 2014. Super Bowl XLVIII...
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A Beautiful Day in Darrington

This week I had the opportunity to visit families who have been affected by the tragic mudslides in Oso, Washington with Jermaine Kearse, Malcolm Smith, and players from the Sounders soccer team. It was a beautiful day in Darrington and an experience that I will never forget...
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OTAs

Back to action! It was a great offseason. I was able to travel a bit and get back home to see friends and family. It was great to visit my high school and catch up with old coaches, I even even received a key to the city from the Mayor! It was also nice to get some time to relax, refresh, and reflect on what an incredible journey this last year has been. Offseason workouts have kept me sharp and in shape. But now it's time to get back to work on the field!
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Good Times for a Great Cause

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the 3rd annual Prime Time: A Spirited Celebrity Waiter Event in Seattle to support Ben's Fund. Ben's Fund was founded by John and Traci Schneider and provides grants to families in order to help cover costs associated with medical bills, therapies and numerous other aspects of supporting a child, or children, with autism.
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A Day at the White House

Wow! Today I had the privilege of meeting the President of the United States of America at the White House. It was truly an honor and a humbling experience. I had to pinch myself a couple times during our visit and ask myself, “is this really happening?!” Needless to say it’s been a wild ride and the journey continues.
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