The Greatest Impact I Can Have

Richard Sherman, Cornerback / Seattle Seahawks - The Players' Tribune

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 — all powered by Samsung.

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.