Welcome to Episode 13 of Out of Context, a first-person video series self-recorded by All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. Follow along each week as Richard shares his raw, unfiltered point of view on everything from football to social issues to personal passions.
Growing up in Watts and South Central L.A., I always thought about what it was going to be like when I had kids. Like, Oh, I’m gonna show ’em this, or I’m gonna do that with them. I think that’s one of the weird things about me — that I’ve thought about my kids since I was a kid myself.
I mean, football is something that I feel like I was born to do. I was blessed with this ability, and with the great fortune to be able to play professionally. I’m thankful for that, and I take it very seriously. I want to be the best to ever do it.
But in the end, being a great father is like … the best thing you could ever be.
Because I feel like the greatest impact I can have on the world is raising good kids.
Watch below for more on why being a father is so important to me, and why I don’t care if any of my kids ever play football — or even play sports at all.