Thank You, Clemson

All we’d wanted, all year, was a chance to get to this point again. Just a chance. And once we got it, I think we knew that there was no way we were going to let it slip away again.


Letter to My Younger Self

I want to tell you about the most difficult thing you will ever experience, more difficult than anything that will ever happen on the football field.

Detroit Lions v Atlanta Falcons

Bring the Juice

I thank God every day that the Falcons had the faith in me to give me the opportunity to live that dream. The Falcons gave me an opportunity, and in return, I want to help deliver a ring.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Preview

I know a thing or two about playoff football. So that’s why I’m gonna take a look at the divisional matchups and let y’all know what I’m thinking as we roll into this weekend’s games.

Dec 24, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA;  New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) signals to his offensive line during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

How We Play Football in New England

Listen: If there’s one thing I know after having played for the Patriots for 13 years, it’s that you don’t wanna be late to a Bill Belichick meeting. Like, ever.

Radio Row at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, on February 5, 2016. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Go Get Your Ring

Don’t worry about the Cowboys’ history. Go make your own history. This is your moment. Go out there and do what you do, and do it your way. Trust in what has gotten you here. And go get your ring.


No Matter What Happens

No matter what happens next, I know I’ll never experience something as special as being a Tar Heel.

Jay Williams visits the Players' Tribune office  on Monday, January 25, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

What College Football Is Really All About

It’s easy to say that there’s nothing like college football … because it’s true. There isn’t. But those words mean different things to different people.


A Letter to My Mom

You’ve spent your whole life giving me the support I needed to achieve my dreams. Someday soon, I promise you, I’m going to help you live yours.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18: Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 24-16.  (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

A Message to Steeler Nation

We dug ourselves out of that 4-5 hole. We didn’t panic. We embraced the adversity and kept fighting. That's the Steeler Way.

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys

We Came Here to Win

You know, Jackrabbit, we talked about the reasons we came here, and I don’t think either of us even mentioned the biggest reason: We came here to win.


Stay Loud and Enjoy the Show

A few months before I was drafted by the Seahawks in 2011, there was an earthquake in Seattle. It came during a playoff game.