You can’t live on last year, you can’t live on the year before. I can’t bring in my 13 Pro Bowls in the locker room and say, look at me. No. That is gone. That is the best thing about the game of football is that everybody starts over.
In order to gain the respect of your players in the locker room, you can't just perform on Saturday. You have to do it consistently during practices, meetings, and in the weight room.
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When my TV show, ‘Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,’ assigned me to be a ‘Sports Illustrated’ reporter for a weekend, I didn’t realize I’d have to squeeze it in around another sports job. I had planned to retire from the NFL to enjoy the cushy lifestyle of a full-time reality TV star, but I wound up getting run over by a bull.
There’s a window in my life which is football. I try to remember that it’s not going to be there forever. That’s why staying humble is important; knowing who I am and the message I’m sending out. I always try to be a person first, before I’m No. 55 on the football field.
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