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Jarrod Bunch

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Former 1st round draft pick in the NFL, a Michigan Wolverine, and most currently, a Hollywood actor and high school football coach, joining the Huddle is JARROD BUNCH! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CHECK ONE W N two check on two UNEAND: Two good sportscontent: Listen to guses huddle up with Gus wdave. How do you think you would do against George Forman in a ring it just for the duration? It wouldn't last long.If I like, do you think you could just run away from him for a while for alittle bit, but then he would say: call you chicken and HEU'd have to put hisreach. Though I mean I would he be exhausted after like thirty seconds,and then it would just iokay. Let me ask you what about if you were in the ring with somebody who justplayed George Formin in a movie? If I know who you're talking about, Ithink equally is long, if not less, I think he's even quie quicker thanGeorge himself. Well, I don't think Georgea played an college football or in the NFL, butthis guy did number one pick. Never one pick was awoverine care from a small school and AstabulaAshjoa Aster Bula Ohio. We don't really now say that we're from Pittsburgh, sowe probably she SARTI INSIGNIFAN US in Westen PA. So it you sait's kind oflike Cleveland, it's same thing, yeah, it's not even so. We got jarred bunchon this week and you know it's just another amazingstory of a guy who just broke barriers and over came a lot of obstacles intransitioned himself into something he played didn't expect you'd be doingwhen he first started is well yeah. You got Ta, Think Life Hey. If you're likehe's The star, an his high school right first playerever to go division, one yeah in football and he's saying I'm be football player,I my whole life. I mean. We all said that I said that I played a long time.You know I felt like a long time, but you know here's a guy who goes inMichigan as a good career, sperns Ohio state. Even though it's in thisbackyard yeah. You know. I can't wait to hear about that. Youknow Howyou just basically said by bye to the buck eyes and hold hello to the Wolferad HillMichigan to Hell With Ohio State and HalMichigan right right e gets drafted. Then he goes. You know he has I career that a lot of people have in theNFL injuries battling through want to be great. We started off very promising. He wasthe giant's offensive rookie at a year right, so things ere really trending up as they say, and then theinjury happens, and it's this south from that point right,but the amazing part is, is what we talk about. All the time on, our showis the people that we've interviewed so far. Things like that, never hold it back.They just keep moving on and doing something else great. Well, I think alot of people that may be listening today aren't even aware of what wespoke about. They just know him from his TV shows and movies yeah. You know,and I mean hi, doezens and movies dozens of TV shows commercialscommercially. I think I think I read where he's been in a hundredcommercials. You know, and just has that that look that attitude- and Ithink, he's just done to Ma amazing things and going back to what westarted with play. George Formon in a movie- and I mean if people go out and look athim and look like these built, like theyprobably wouldnt last couple, you know thirty seconds in a Rin with themeither ell. I think thos kids at he's, cooaching now he's now cooch forBeverlyles high school, probably don't know any of the stuff we talked about.They just know MIS coach, they just know tmis coach and that's the greatthing, and hopefully we can share a little story of their coach and they'll.LISTEN TO US OUT IN LA looking forward to it looking forward to it. So join USright here on Hudl up with gus today on Huddle Up, we have jarredbunchwithes Dave amazing story, lots of talk about so let's get started,bringing the hobdle jarred bunch Jarre thanks for coming on with, as we reallyappreciate it appreciate. You have me a great to beon and have some conversations ow CONTORRAT. I know it is. It is so muchfry playing a golf turnme yesterday at Allegatin, national or AllegatinCountry Club, and a lot of old guys...

...that are from this area. Thatre playn.For the steelers and all around, and it's so good to catch up with peoplethat kind of have have been there. You know in your shoes and done what you'vedone, and so that was a lot of fun and we really appreciate you coming on andand firstiny. We always ask them what we want to talk about is when you werein living and Ashtebula. I think I said that right. Okay, what was the influence? What startedyou in sports? Well, I was the youngest kid on the block, so I had an olderbrother and we, you know back then were talking about the s we love to playfootball out on the street, and I was the smallest kid playing against allthe older kids and very kids and I wanted to play- and I got tough byplaying gaeselt older guys when it came time for me to play against kids. MyAge I was like who? Oh you can't you can't you can't coverme. You can't tackle me, you know, so it became very competitive that everytime I went to play I was either the big kid on the block or the littlekid on the block and that just something that stuck with me all theway through. I saw that I could use it to my advantage to take advantage of myposition. You know I was a big running bag, even in littleaue. So did you play all sports growing up? I Acu yes, and actually I was. I Love Football and baseball T. I was areally good baseball player to ut Positian you play in baseball. I playInafield SFILD Pitcher I clean up. I you know I was abig hitter and most people thought that I would be a baseball player because ofhow good I was I played you know all startean. We almost went to the worldseries when I put thirteen year old, we lost in the nationals, but I always thought that I would be abaseball player. You know I love, I wasn't a FI. Wasn't a big football fam. I guess. Were you a brown Stan, though,if you're being in Northeast Ohio? I was a browns fan, because when I playedlittle league, the very first game that I saw professional game they, thelittlleag coach, took us all to Cliatlon browns game and I met GreatCroit and Mike Proit. And from that point I was just like you know: BrownsFan that was back when you know Brian Sypan, and may I mean it was you know the CU,cartiat kids, so I loved to Cleana browns. My town was either cleaveland brown orPITSBURH stevs, and was it was it all a higher state? It was a lot of hiuse tate, nobody was Michigan, nobody period wasMichigan. I we had some the people who did followfootball o. How state was it as far as collegefootball goes, but there was only a few that went tooutstate. You know. So there really was a lot of banners and all tother stuff, but it'sjust just fans. I never want. I never. The reason why I didn't like whal statewas, I was from Ohio. I played my highschool. We were not a good team. We won two games my senior year when I was inthe eighth grade. The Te High School team won that first came in five years.They were onhundred and fifty e one, the first cam in five years. My brotherwas on that team and we just weard a good team. We. So when I started playing, I started asa sophomore, both ways. I would make all county outr league forthree years, but I never rush wit thousand yards. Soa house state never came like they started recruiting me because otherschools recruited because North Carolina Michigan Virginia WestVirginia, they started git. They know how tey was like. Oh okay, they never.You know IAS like so I was like you know you guys,waren't happy. You know you don't want me. I do I don't Wanto go to you rightis relate at that point. Yeah Yeah, you know I went to. I went to one game, youknow as a recruiting trip, but I was like that. Wy. You hear thosestories all the time, because I left Pittsburgh and went to Tulsa and allyou know, Pittn Evr acruiedto me Penn state wanted me to play linebacker thatwas like way after I was getting recreited by everybody else. So you do.I know how you feel and you get that feeling of they don't want me and it'stoo late. Now I'm going Na go somewhere...

...else, yeah yeah, you know, and I was actuallyrecruited by Michigan as the first school that sent me a letter and myfirst quarterback coach wit. The redskins was Cam Cameron who's atMichigan. I can, when my first year at MichiganKim, was a Correduat asistent right right exactly so, he was recruiting meout of high school and I said, can what happened? Man? I was getting theseletters. I was so excited. He goes well. We got the quarterback that was betterthan you and I ta Lag. I said okay, so then, once they got him, you know we threw youryour stuff intotrash. So I likebut I was really Faiwa hoping I get to go to OBE a woverineButsoso. You do all these great things: You're playing sports. Now was your family and really involvedin everything you were doing. Yeah my mother and father did devorced.When I was twelve, my father, we still, he stillcame to my games and supported me when he could, but my biggest issue and going fromjunior hithtan high school was that it was a small town, the school, thefootball team wasn't really good and no one had ever ever gone on and earneda scholarship to go to a Depis wint school. So when I was playing it was like. Why would why wouldanybody come watch it wheul? Could anybody recruit you and what washappening is I started compet Competitiv, pait lifting and I wasrunning track and so ther would see this big guy, who was winning all of the waiglookingcompetitions, throwing the shot, winind shot and then go win the hundred andthen run t the the anchor on the poor to relet and when and so and I won ahundred in the at the regions going to state and then e like who is this guy?So you was, you run was your time the schools were going to the otherschools and the other schools were saying. You got to check out this guyin Astibul I mean he's winning all this competitn he's beating us. You got gocheck him out. So that's how they started. It was more like what I wasdoing off the football field and I was a good student. I was a I had a threepoint. Oh so they were like. Oh Man, this yeah is is Ri. I old Wai, I readsomewhere, you pull walted. Is that true or hathe school record in Pobl? You must have been the biggest POLValter in the world. At that point I mean, but you know, and I did it as asophomore. I said the school record as a sophomore. I was- and I weighed ahundred and eighty five pounds and I did thirteen six and I got you know thenext year when I was like undred and ninety five. Two hundred I would justdo pull Boltam if we needed the points, soI would run and do throw shomething the biggest my biggest ven was the disk andand when we needed points I as so, but so what was your ast? What was yourbest time in the hundred tonight? Ten nine for Good Ni, yeahyeah tonight, but I didn't run that and I want to Regiono that. Basically letme flat eleven point, Oh and then, when I went to the next right before state and I ran a slowtime. You know and I came and take fit so I didn't make it. But then I wen'tthat's when I went to staten in the disk. Oh well yeah. This is hard to throw it's hot it to I it it takes out youbetter Bein the right way too. That's N, that's pretty amazing, and then youknow so your parents got divorced in your twelve. So I also read that youhad an accent with a law mower when you were a kid too. So what happened there? Five years old? I wanted a go cart, so we had a we had a riding Lon more,so I thought I was going to use the riding Lin more as my gocar and tookthe right, no Lomerout with a friend, neighboroo frend and we argued over whowas going to be driving and he started driving it and I stood in front of itand he ran over my foot so it took. I was blessed that you know it only tookOuf one of my toes. It could have took off, you know all of them, but it took up one and I was able to N W at five. I don'tknow what how I thought about it. Whe I ran into the House and put my foot inwater, and then they ambulance came and...

...and ended up that okay, I mean I still have had issuesall throughout football. I mean with my feet, but it Werk it could have beenlot worse. Not many. First round draft ficks inthe NFL were missing a digit on their feet yeah. So we interviewed Rocky Blirand you know rocky story about Begi the military, so people can still make theNFL with them part of their feet. Missing Yeah Yeah Yeah, it's rough hha to beyou know, but that's a you now when you're young, we always say this whenyou're young, you can overcome those kind of adverson situations, becauseyou just got to go you're going to heal and you're going to go out and run aswe get older an we have injuries, it's harder to overcome them mentally aswell as emotionally. I'm getting that right. Now, I'm getting it right now, right now!Well jared now you're having a successful high school career andmultiple sports. When did you start geting the recruiting? We were talking aboutearlier when when did they start sending letters, and you knew you had agood feeling you could play well when I was a sophomore Bhen, theydidn't allow freshmen to play on Barsey. So when I wa Sophomore, I started bothways and I started getting. I remember my first letter I got was from WeberState. We were stating, and you asked me aquestion where re you going to school, I was going to Webersten, that's inUtah, TA, right, yeah, that's way out in Utah Yeah Yeah, sothat was my first letter and my AFTHLEC director at the time he said I want youto come in. Tell me all the schools that you want to go to. I want you toI'm Gona help. You write a letter, tell them just to put you on their Ratar andhe said I'm going to personally make sure that each chool get your theletter that you to Rigt, and so I did that and then some other. I started getting someletters as a junior and because of my fe rector. Then theyreally just started started pouring in and again because of our program. That wasunheard of that you know we were. We were terrible and there wasnobody was dedicated, but they saw that. I worked out all the time when I wasn't in a sport, I evenstopped playing basketball to to dedicate my time to football, wait andtrack to get faster, get faster for football, and that was one of the things that the recruitersaid that really attractedthem to seeing what how I was handling, what was going on school. So what wasthat time period where you sai? Look, I'm going to go for football. This iswhat I want to do. This is who I want to be, and you gave up baseball becauseyou said earlier that you really wanted to you, love baseball as well, and youwant to play baseball too. I well as a freshman baseball season was the sameas track, and I know I wanted to run track, so I had to put a baseball indenand then it became that following Yiu my solfwher year, Isaid okay. I need to really put more time in it, so me playing footballgoing to run into basketball. Gon Ready Track gave me no time to do a lift. Youknow have period of just pure lifting and trying to get faster. So my Solma,I said I'm not playing basketball anymore, so I'll go football weight,training track and then back inte football, and that was what the realwas the being able to make the decision that instead of trying to do all three,you know let's focus on one and make sure that I can improve. Ialways pick like one part of my body that I wanted next year. At this time I went to see Nthimprovement here and next year. At this time I want to see imimprovementhere and because I did that and it kept staying in my mind. Youknow you have to get this done. If you do one thing, th t I started from myfirst trainer. First trainer was a man Tha Livin out iin the city, andhe told me you have to train like it is the only thing that is importants. his exact word, when you got to pick that F, you miss a day. It's like thedevil is going to get you that's how important you got to make itso from freshman year until college, from Sunday tthursday every Sunday to Thursday. Idid push up in the morning before I left the house and pushups and nightbefore I got into bid every four four...

...years on Sunday through Thursday andwhen I started off, I was doing twenty five by the time I got to college. I wasdoing a hundred straight and it was. It was the thing that it was one of thosethings that he told me when you make it this important. Then Nottin be Uto stop well. He was the one that put thatinstill. That type of training in me and his son was a player who was usedabout seven years older than me, and his son was went to Miami UniversonMiami and he played football there and then his his other. He had. He has four sons and they havetwins, and actually they live here in California, two their trainers, they're.Fifty I'm fifty so they're like fifty seven but hey they're, still in great shapetheir their trainers to the stars. Now they still work out and do a routineevery day, even from all these years they still do it and it was that himwho told me how what I needed to do. That was the biggest influence of how Iworkd was to prepare my athlete cirector was the biggest influence ofhow I can get seen and then putting those things together with theexperiences that I had from he e town. Some for me, most against me, was whatI wanted to push to say to prove either prove them wrong or to prove them rightand Il pove. The people who writ was like my mom, my dad, my family, mychurch family. I my church family, was a big big influence. That's why, when Isigned my my first contract, I gave a hundred andten hundred twenty thousand dous t to my church. That's great wtell us about the firsttime in that coach Shembaclar that must have been wil from aster, Bolan andShambacklerk. I imagine, came into your living room or came into the livingroom and hecame and met with myself. My mother and I didn't Ou Shi. I didn't know theextent of his popularity you know, and so when Iwas telling people you know those simpactes coming up with my housetonight, they'r like wait. No, you know- and it was I mean when he came in whatwas different about him and other guys is. He is a straightup straight shooter.He didn't give Ds. He was like look. Your son is good. I want Thim, I'mgoing to make sure he gets a TI great and my mom. He is the one that got mymother really because he's like I'm going to make sure that he doeseverything right. You see whet our program is about teaching the kids tobecome men and I'm going to make sure that hebecomes a man and he's going to do it the right way. We're not. We don'tcheat at Michin. He don't do it. The mischian way and that's when he saidthat' to my mom, she was like okay yeah. She wasn't have anywhere elseright. I wuld my mission was not my first choice. What was your firstchoice I was, I was had made my decision that I was born, O Universityof North Carolina, Chapel, Hill, yeah nd and the reason, but the reasonwhy I was on is because the campus was so nice. You know it's beautiful andthe winm the women when I was there was like,and then I started thinking man. It's going to be really hard to concentratestay focus with all these distractions. So and my mom would say you know if youwere to North Carolina. I could only come there, maybe once a year, but ifyou went to Michigan we can get. We come to a few games andthis a matter of fact from my house to Ann Harbor is closer than my house tohow state wow to no that's pretty good. You know, and if you go in south, thewomen wear less clothes and if you go to Michigan they're, always bundled up.So you don't get to see him ever understand, you're thinking in that youreally for focuse on football, but you mention before that. You Talk to CamCameron, you knew who he was. He was my first quarterback coach at the Redskins.They had really good pro stile offenses at Michigan. When you were playing. Doyou think that you learned a lot before you got to the NFL about how to reallyplay the game when you went to Michigan? I think yes, and I think it's because of the timeand the style foorball what it was. You know, O offences changed a lot all thetime and and Michigan man and back then in the S it was about run. First,that's all. I said you gotta Rus...

Stablish, the run establish the run toopen up the past. We ran the ball. Eighty percent of the time I mean therethere was drives that wewould have one pass. We can have a twenty twentyplate. DRIE and T be one pass to passage. Maybe, but we just ran, ran,ran, ran and that's IT ITHADPAC. Who was your? Who was your quarterback? MyFirst Year of quarterfack was humble okay horribl and then he, when he graduated next year, it was a guy named Michael Taylor and DmetrusBrown. They were there for a couple of years, three years and then my my fifth year it was Elbiscrirback. It was elvisis first year now. How did horrbout treat an incomingfreshman? It was great man. I had a great time with them. Then it was stillI mean was to witd talk. I mean it was. It was a great situation at Michiganall around with with the school, with the program, with the weight training, with the support that they had with thesupport from you know that Michigan Man Montra as long as you werk card you, okay, but what bow did was. If you didn'tweark hard, he did not like you and he told you didn't like you, Coan fix it. If you startedworking hard, he would. He would start warming up to you, but if you didn't,he taste traight up, I'm like you Youon't work Har. I bet that wasn'tjust on the field either probably had to be in a classroom as well on that'sone hundred percent. That's it yeah that that is it. That is it he! He, ifyou didn't, do things in school. He didn't like you either. You know hewas. He was that type of coach and it was just it was good. I mean I see whya lot of schools like me because of my academic background, because once youget to college there is nobody. That's going to make you get out of bed. Makeyou go to class, make your dit this Bu! You have to do that yourself and we hadguys that were a students in high school that got there and just couldn'tget out of bed and they D th. They had to send themhome Yha every year. That happens, and I had that happene to me in college aswell. Just it's just not made for for some people. I had two roommates fromPhiladelphia. They went back home, they couldn't handle it yeah, that's that's!That's it! Bot was thee, one BOT was attacked.That was like Hey, I'm gonna tell you right off the Bak. If you can't handleit, you going home so you're, going through college, youleft high school. There was a smaller jared in high school. I assume he got alot bigger by the time you were senior in college yeah. I I was always always a way. Lift Yu knowI mean so when. Well, I forgot one of the things inhigh school is one of the things that got me. A lot of attention was. I set aworld record and weightlift thing my junor year, so that really opened up. So I was always Bein. When Iwhat was Ho world record, I did deadlifting in a competition ofhowstate championship Ohio Championship. I was sixteen years old. I weigh ahundred and ninety pounds and IDELIVD the six hundred, that's crazy. Six hundred. So that gotme a lot of attention. You know- and I always but Ialways trained, and so when I got to college, I wait two ten twofifteen and so every ourso o the first Yearas to contain setne was two twenty,seven third yeas tw. Thirty five fourth thear WS, two E, an forty two and youknow fift years for th. It was just like that. So so what was it like h? First Time, youwalked in that weight room at Michigan compared in Ashtabil as high school way,and I could. I couldn't believe that this is what a waiht room really lookslike I used to work out at the Ymca we had. We had a UNI pursal machine withthe four things and as Yo Dila univers was that was our Wai inthis room. Thatwas our way room. So when I got to Michigan and then I got a both parts, when I first gotthere whith, there was still in the little facility a little house and inmy spith year my sen year and fifth year, they had built Sinbackahall, so that was that was even betterthetwor. Before and now. If yeou go back...

...there now they redid that, and that's even is how about how about the difference ingame days between Asabiula. I don't know how many g people you had anattendance there and a hundred plus thousand on Michigan Wow man. You know the first timewelcome through that tunnel, and you see it. You know you're in the that big place, that big stadium, it's you have to get the coaches would tellyou. I mean, and I had Kalrel Burton was my running back coach and he reallywas good about talking about what you need. Look we're playing in a hugeplace. Don't worry about all eyes on you al You JUS Maou, to your job. Werunning one play. You have a specific job to do for that one play.If you just stick there. You're! Okay, don't worry about other stuff. It takesa little while to get that and my very first play very first play when I wasplaying after my richer year. Kick off return team. I started looking up andyou know looking like Oh yeah, all like I was all pumped up and I got hvery first play. You know kickout NA igest biggest hit of my ntie career.Was that very first plan woke you up. It was not wot welcome to big tewn, Iguess e who was in Chanse. It was Gistn Otoday,oh yeah, noder Dane, and I remember guys, KnowBrandy. Well, you remember his name Yeah. You got the license, play thattruck that hit you O, Oh man, and what I did Bo like the Por, the homews to bereally tight. So he would tell everybody t o pump it up really hard.So it's really tight around your head and that was through ten. So for theGAM like I'm Gonto, take this air out, let it be comfortable and I took allthe air out: Oh yeah, your helmetoff Itollraou Koyeah. So after that play my hair, my helmetsalways pumped up with a lot ofyeah Ey live and learn. I guess so. You havea lot of success at Michigan as a team. You guys went to how many rosebullsthree maybe three went to three yeah. We won four bikin championship Whele Iwas there. We want our outright or time for and we won one and lost two rosebowlsand one of those Rosebolls was Shumbackler's last game right, that'sthe one you Lok w. We did lose that to USC and that one was a rough one. Thatwas that was a hard one, because we should we could have won that wontedshoul. We could have won that game. We should have won that game, but it just didn't work out. You know. Lastlast drive always hurts you, and that was it we lost so ou. You had a lot ofsuccess and experience in college. You Go, I'm assuming you Wento the draft.You went to the combine and everything yeah and II a you didn go to the draft.O dint go whento. The combine my thing was, you know the combine before theyears started. I knew that I was, I thought about not playing my fifth year.I consider not playing because I graduated and I was having problem withmy the fame fut that my toes cut off. I was having a aserious problem with my foot and it was it hurt just to walk so to play and gothrough all that Iwas Hos. I was considering that playing and then Lirahord who left early and he and I were splinting time all the time he told MES like Bunchman. They got yourated as the top foolback I wouldn't leave. If I was you I mean I would playagain. If I were you, so that's why I ended up playng, so I went into theseason, knowing that I was te top rating forlback we went through thenwhen I got to the combine I's still intomp grated fullback, butnow I was Rad as a running back to as ready as a top running back. So I wanted to show people that, even though I only had five hundredyards, it was because I only had one hundred carris right right. Five herds carry ter goodyeah yeah. I was a fol. I never lined up at running back. I always line up atfull back and all my carries came second and three. They know what theyknew, what we woing to run. You know, and I still average five yars carry sowhen I got there, I didn't have any...

...play. I didn't play with anybodytalking anybody I'm talking about the other other athletes. I was there forbusiness period and then I didn't go out. I went there to workout to getinterviewed and to see medical staff. That was it and when I got there anddid it they were like wof. So did you have an idea who was going to take youin the first round? First, I thought I was going toWashington atnineteen and then I thoughtwas pointto Miami and when they both picked and and bone didn ringing. Nothing, andwhen are I sitting there and I'm like wow if that year, a lot of guys went.You know that was when rocket went into Canada instead of Bine draft. So no one knew what was going to happen to the draft. Now I was likeokay who's going to be the number one pick and who and where goes first andthat will determine what's going to happen with the rest of the whoever. Sowhen rocket left and tedn Russell went first e, a tale they nobod was GOINTA hapen. Well, you get where you get picked inthe first round by the giants yeah, and they didn't call me first, so I foundout on TV, so they didnt evno call you to Wat. You know they kiss you wow wow. I was a seventh rounder and I gotcalled good thing. You Ere still watching. I was Wa, I was watching and it was it was it was we ere like wellwho piss I was like well, who picks who picks first and the second round? It was dimper,and I knew that denper then already Xpressen theyere going to take me if Iwas there for number one, and so they wel so hopefully didn Vember, and thenthey got up got up to the podium and says with the final pick, twenty seven. The finalpick New York giants take running back, jarred bunch, Os Lik, ohe Acka go toNew York, yes yeah. So what was your first training camp like with thegiants? Iwasthe? First guy you had to go upagainst some bock man. It was it was, you know, practicing thepro. You know Pracin e prosess man and with Lawrence and pepper and those guys they practiced, but theyweren't trying to set nobody on fire and practice. You know they weren'ttrying to get hurt. They weren't tryt. You know what I mean they did thet job,but so it was, it was cool. It was. Itwasn't as scary as I thought was movie because they could have turned it on atany time, but they were like all right. Look this.They look at this practice. Man Just make sure you get your job, nor yourposition know what you're supposed to do, but as far as going one hundredpercent, they were going to have some. They weregoing to have some rookie coming in and try to put his helmet Ino their chair.I right and I was a big guy too. You know SOS like Ma Wein't trying to doall that hey so yeah yeah. I've heard that before I've heardthat before so how were the practices run I mean back then we still hadreally good two days and they went on for four weeks and you know, but I'msure that teem some of the veterans took over and said we're not going todo that at that much Coacho, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh Lawrence, would look throughthe he look through the schedule. You say I don't need to be there for that.I don't need to be all right, so I'll be a practice that at this time rightso he will show up at certain time. As far as the rest, we we practiced bu it wasn't it wasn't it wasn't. You know it washard, but it wasn't ridiculous yeah. No, I mean I hear you like. Wehad a lot of hot days. We had a lot of you know the red skins weare carlislemy first year and then we moved around a bunch, but you know I think it's thesame thing. People don't mind working. You didn't really want to bash yourhead in though 's. That's it yeah. That's it! You got it, you know youmore hard and learn the system. learnhing offense learn what we need todo practice against every blitz or whatever. You want to do. Everydefenseive front that you want to see, but guys just didn't want to, butcoaches right, but some coaches, don't care right. REGTO go put shells on ifthey oh were going to go. ONA PERCENT HY! You G do that. You know what we heard when Dan Rech came. Thet'slike oh well, practices would not wwee...

...heard the prices an he were in toughpractices, but then we heard that he had changed. Him was the practical notgoing to be hard. So first year, herselfs drafted me, but before I gotbefore we started camp ourselvs resign and it's way a rehandly, so Itas,basically the same coaching Staf beside beside hin, so wehad the same. They were in the same TAME program. All that when ded reevscame theyit changed a little bit now when rige came, they said well, prexises maynot be as hard the camp. We never went pads to practice two PADEC practices, so we would have either shells in themorning Pasin one in t evening or you know so never had pads to pad twopractices together and Wal. It would be two prices on one day, one Praxon nextday to pex on. You know like that to yeah. Well, you you had a lot ofplaying come as a rookie. Didn't you wal they they didn't know what to do withme, because the year before they took Roby Hampton and rody made, you knowreally good running back and they had they had. RMAURICE carthon was who was a reallygood blocker. So when they put me in wasn't running passing situations, theput me ot the HBAK and back then that was when ach pack was only pit redskinswis only tean that was really using. You know he started using a little bit.So when we put in e hbak system, I was the hback they take Marys out. That wasit, but it pespirs myne up for at in the backfi pullback that hardly ever played that the first year tha was quite mentral. For us, when Iwas, there was he'd come in and Thour down situations play that Ghback, youknow was smart. They le You love as a quarterback. You love having guys in itcan pick up protections because they're down o try to get you off the field,they're going to diff, bring different Blizas, and so assuming that youerereally good at all that stuff and probably no nickle back wented to comeup and have you hit him under the chain when you're in the backfilm exactlyexactly exactly yeah. So who was your quarterback then wasthat so fill Jo Phil and Yeah Iwasa a fill and then up until thelast year was Tak: okay, yeah Yep from Doinga, and actually, when I went to theraiders, it was hosteler who was whowas there. So we the FIT. My first year weplayed together hostele Ar Playe with the giants when I was to giant my firstyear and then when Hos went to to the raiders after I left the giants, I wentto the Raders Yeah Hoss as a good dude. I played with him one year at theRedskins. He came up and came in with a backup, but he was a big time, Prankter Ian long to play about practical, jokeson everybody, Yeah Yep yeah. So you end your first year you get someplaying time, Yo et your feet, wet you go into your second year and you have abad injury. You know part of our shows about how you can overcome all theseodds that were thrown at us. People lose their jobs, they have other things,problems come up and just hard work and keep battling, no matter what happensto you and I think you're, the epitome of that. So You keep tell us a littlebit about what happened that second year yeah. Well, the second year's.When I was Offen, I had the Godyear thiokay Ndon ytier. It was TA thirdyeah and coming off that second year I was the giants offen to play the yearaverage five yards of car- and I was third in the League or Typ or second inthe league. So I came into training Camp Thinking, Oh boy, you know I'mlike Oh, but ten reevs came and Roddy Hampton held out. So for CampI was running at hat. Tell back and we ere running a lot of one back sowas me and in the first scrimmage first crimmate I termania Hu Wer, you run in andsomebody cacfer you weaiitwas CRA was a RA. You know usually sprimmages a guestnumber one team hits usually not tackled right, but Dan reevs. It wastackled and the guy hit me from the side deep into tackle who he was trying tomake the team. You know he didn make Te Team, but he tried to make team hit mefrom behind intheside, and I tore my my MCL and I tore him my Ritnaculum Matellatenant, so that that created the problem, but it wasn'tso much that it was toun completely. So I didn't have it so I like you ID, Oh,you don't need surgery.

So when I was out for, I was out forthree four weeks started: coming back startd playing alittle bit and the first game or whatever I fumble. Iwas, I fumbled the ball two times an one game, and that was it they from that point. They wrote me outof like they didn't write any place for me and what had happened? What hadhappened was, I was, I didn't know it, but I had atessis and which is hooping cou and it was creating. You know every time Igot tired, MII got weak and I was like I don't know: What's wrong, sometg Rome,so they started to send me home and poor month forfor month. I couldn't do anything. I would thewould check thet wuld testing, this testing that had set thot, IhadPeumonia everything and it just became something they couldn'tfind out until my mom comes to a game. My mom comes to a game and one of thetects happened and she goes got hooping Couh and then mom always now they always owohatesand. Then I go andGoto themay oomym thin. They test me O. that's that's pretty good. Mom'salways know the medical staff missed it, but the MOM mom. Now man O new. She sheknows she knows she knows you better than anybody felt. So you raider how many years were youwith the raiders just the one. The the problem was that the injurythat I got, I came back because I didn't have surgery it it healed, but it didn't heal,strong enough and all the damage was done by playing that rest of Thay Yearwith that, so he wrote it all e cartlage of underneath the kneecap andthen between the knee. So I was good for one day practice one day, it'lswell up, so I went to the R. Even with thatsituation, the raid is still wantidg me sine with them, and I was taking somany painkillers information against Sicit and I was only twenty six and Isaid how long am I gonna be able to do this. So I said you know what I'm goingCod Turky, I'm not taking any more anmore judge painkillers and I couldn't I couldn't perform. I coulddo nothing, I mean I could do it as much as I could, but my mind would sayrun over there by the time I started running. The guy was pasting so they's, like you, you know hhave to letyou go, but did you get it? Were you into other like business ventures,while you were still in the NFL? Not it well kind of because I was it was theLla raiders and I was here in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and that's whereall entertainment whas goes on and the girl who I was dating at the time shewas in entertainment and I started getting requested. You know just offofjust you know this person know his person. They want to see you and basedon den Wantn, to see me and say: Look we think thit. You get a good look todo this and do that. So when I stop seeing that girl and move back to New York, I never moved with away toNew York, but I moved back into my house in New York, I went to actingschool started, doing tecn anic thing start booking a lot of commercialsstart going a lot Mos, and then I got the big movie, the Don King Story,where I playd George formn and it won a lot of awards and that's when I becamea actor who used to play football right. So what was t a training like to be George Forman Ju, the Bux? You know Imean it was good train. I got into really good shape because it was youknow. Just they had me with a boxing trainer and Ityou know. I was doing my my stuffthat I always been doing my entire life of training and then this just was oneof those things where they started. Giv Me step to cut cut. The WAITI was justyou know, thoase about like three or four percent body fat. It was yeah, itwas. It was just train, eating, Eing, right and then go. You know: actintTechnin school now, you're a black gull. Is that correct and Jiujitsu as becauseof so what happened was after they saw that movie. They thought I was realboxin and I started getting contacted for people were saying you want. Do youwant to fight and whatever and as a part of my Reham, I started training Tiht Shi, butI was doing it for Rehav not for combat. So when they started contacting me todo the boxing I started doing it. I...

...started doing it and then I got contacted by King of the cage and they said listen. We know you're in Martial Arts Tai Chi, but it was notfor martial art two was for NFOR helth. They Er. Like look we'll pay. You Xamount of dollars to pay to pit his man a in a pay per view and iw Playineoh,okay, and it was against man you play with them.It was against Michael Wasperoh, Yeah Miko, I'm just telling Dave about that.Yeah Yeah Yeah, so they're like well. He knows he knows Jujitsu, but we'll put you with somebody for alittle while. So they put me I'v met with this guy like four or five times,and I trained myself and I watched UFC pideos and I go in there and he got mein a choke, so I lost so. I said: Okay, look at I'mgoing to find out what this Jujitsu is about. So I just went and started rightdown. The street bebery hose just to club, which I didn't know at the time,was one of the the biggest EMAMA gemsn in the world. At that time they hadboss rooting; they had they had all that NUSC champions who traine ther. SoI wen I I started talking to him and we started. I start training it and then Iwas like what am I doing, I'm not going to fight. So I said: Look I just just put on akey and just train Jujitsu, so I started training Jujitsu and then Istarted competing and I as started winning and then I was like competing alot and N. I was winning a lot and I kept going up and up and up and up andup and the I got my black belt and still was competing and all the time mybody was wrecked, but the Jujitsu was helping it becauseI was moving without the blunt force and all, but I was like you know,moving it and kept it moving and kept it moving. He kept it moving, so myknees, even though Theyre Jact, but because I'm always moving them yeah cause heflexibility EI. When I stop moving, take it to how old were you at thatpoint? I started at thirty seven. So, that's why I tell people, you knowI still teach I still teach tougintl. I said, look with me and my age and andthe level of problems with arthritis and all the other things. I still trustthat if you do Jujitsu you'll be able to continue to move, get better and Iit's good for help. So have you ever run into Johnny Morton? I we ran into each other, we brun in toeach other because he's out here, but we never like trained or or DA. I knowI know him. He knows me yeah. He whewe play together at the lions and Johnnywas a big MMA guy back in ninety nine. He loved that heused to bring videotames over to my house and my wife, and I would sit there and make himg dinnerand we'd watch voice. Wos crazy. I think Ande watch all these guys andjohs thine, I'm going to be in the ring, Sumday and then johnning on the ring one day, DidnOtfor Se. I was at te Fight Yo. Yes, yes, he he went out too fast man, you knowYedidnyou want to, but this all right it wasn't the fastest nok out ver, butit was pretty fast but anyway. So then you doitg all this, your Rehav andyou're getting to e the Hollywood industry. You Start Your own production company.What you got you into it, your own production company. I was doing a lotof commercials and the commercials were all predominantly the same thing wasalways some type of sport, and then they were always asking me. You knowwas this real? Would dit really be like this? You know so so, and there was acompany one or two companies that were out there. That was doing where you aconsulting type of thing or you would contact them to get. You want thesetype of players one. So I was like man. I can do that, so everything that I was doing. Istarted the the production company. That D Wuld say: Look we offer thiswe're offering OPPORTUNITI spor. For you know, we specialize in sports stuffthings that deal with sports and we want to come up with our our owncontent. Now you can do anything online that instead of me just being able to get gigs that as athlete Driman, I wantedto come up with ow stuff that I can do, then I can create. They can make it'snow. It's the best time that you can do...

...those things right, yeah, because afriend of mine who I played with that the Redskins is obviously doing the started that way.Terry Cruise, of course, I know Taye Terryis, doing afantastic job. You know and he's the same thing he's an actor now who was afootball player and just great personality? They were in a movietogether. I think, were you in a movie with Terry? We did yes, we did it. Wedid a thing called. I forgot what it's called but yeah. Wehave worked together, but we're friends and we actually he was draftind inninety one also and he, but he went to western Michigan.He went to Western Michigan, so we've we've talked many times and he has donea phenomenal job man. He he wai told me when he came out here. He wasn'tthinking about acting. He was trying to be a right right and ar he's a greatartist right. Yes, he was n a that's. What he fet was his Passon now is takesnow. He just takes a shirt off and bounce. The teckround yeah he's a great he's, a great guy, sofi your go of Tishave your own production company, you're in you're incommercials getting roles in movies. So what's yourfavorite commercial you've ever done? No QUESTIONIS, the SNICKIS commercialwhell. I play a boxins about to go out and fight Mike Tyson, but I have thesehuge ears. It was right after he bit he hand theholy field, we're going to have to look that wote up there. We gotoit'sHilarousut favit o. So then you've been in. I don't know. I think I saw overfifteen movies yeah that probably yeah yeah a lot lot of movies and TV. The last movie was Jay going chain, andone thing you gotto know you guys probably righ know but movies. You canbe shooting for a long time, but a lot of stuff be cut off, and I've beendoing this for since, since ninety six ninety seven and I got a little bitjust just tired of all the time being put in and and not getting to levelthat one and so that's why I started coaching football, it's just because Ijust got tired of it. I still do the commercials. If and I still my produton company ifthings come up, we still do that. I still I wanted to do something onfootball. You know I'm at Begerlyas High School. I wanted to do somethingfollowing me. My situation at Berverly hills, you know, but it's just it's just time consumingand a lot of things geting away, but heyall you gt do is like a hard knot to go, win three or four games this year, you'll be a legend, you wil think Youyouw hophep anyway.Now that is Great, so you're coaching at Beverley hills high school now. Soit's amazing part of our shows really teaching people that we're all going tohave these transitions in life and we all go through these different storiesof our life, but it doesn't mean it's over. You just start a new part of itand you've done such an exceptional job of reinventing yourself year after YeurI'm trying. I always tell people I'm trying and that's why I say with withother people: it's not oper until you, you say it's over when you quit en youstop that's when it's over, but as long as you try to put put somethingtogether, you'r always in the game. That's I meanmore. You can do right. That's hey! That's what my dad said. What you coando. You know when I, when I first started playing quarterback at theRedskins Cam Cameron came up to me, said you're going to learn how to hold,and I'm like. Why would I ever learn how to hold he said, because teamsalways need a holder right, thesometimes e punter can't do it or hegets hurt. They need somebody do it. I held for every year I playe the NFL forall kind of kickers. It probably helped me get on more teams than I wanted toget on, but it was I a big part and it's the old thing, the more you can do,the more you can do, but I think that your story is great.One person we to talk about was your wife. You know, can tell a little bitabout your wife, your family. I know you guys have a business together, yeahmy wife, so that's you know. I met my wife at my first headshot shoot, so shedid my makeup for the first hitches. I did for entertainment and the firsttime that we met first time, wewer SAR each other, whatever she's puttingmakeup on and we talkd I mean like for, like I don't know twentythirty minutes, and that was about it...

...and I went after my headshots. I had anacting class and when I went to the Acet class, T e guys was asking me likehow the heds hase go. I saidyou know I think I'm went all right, but you knowwhat I may have met the future. Mrs Bunst today Het was that that was it I mean, and wetalked like I mean we didn't, have any deepconversations. Nothing we just talked talked a little bit shared, and thatwas that was it, but I said you know wh. I said I don't know a lot about it, butwhat I do know about her. I think I might have met them. Te Jucy, missusBun today, no with it do you guys have children, we don't have any children,don't have any children, but we will wehave been married. Twenty years, O betwenty one and August August, twenty seven Ol between one years. Well, yougot about twenty some children now that Football Team Loi for some direction. Yeah Yeah meanmore players to twenty. Two is not going to cut it. I keep trying to say we this year. What I did is, I went out. A lot of kids were talking about my mom.Won't. Let me play my dad won't. Let me play because they're afraid of concussions,so I went out and looked a the NFL has a stady on helmets and I took thenumber one rade helmet and I sai okay we're going to go by get these hominsand we're going to use it as a campaign is look the NFL number one ratedhements to help prevent concussions the vices, it's a soft out or self. So when youhit it right, is it moves and then the in epside is hard. So we got went outand got those and it' starting to work. I mean the firstday we had people come in to try to Helmi Tong. We had thirty over thirtykids O sure. Now we had summer conditioning of the thirty kids thatshowed up to get the helmets fourteen show ut for summer condition. That'sthat's Aras par as getting those kids to realize it's about every day. Justlike when you were kid you realize at I got TA. I got to continue to work outand what was the saying your coach told you. You got to make it so important thatyou gotto think that the devil gin get you. If you don't do it, you knowsomething you have to make it so important that you have to do it everyday. That's SOM, important SGOT, you gotto,you gotto, make you give it something so much weight that Youd have to do it.If you miss something bad will happen, then you want you wilt miss and Ibelieve, there's anybody that can grind that into those kids head and thatschool's head. It's going to be you right, an that's really what you got todo, if is gotapont in their head, to make it so important, and you know whatreally happens is once you get a taste of winning a little bit everythingchanges and then people just come on board and it'll be easier and easierfor you yeah, I whall, I'm hoping for it and and one of the things that wethat reason why I get those helmets it worked for the beginning. Now I justneed to get those kids to come in and stay. Some kids show up one day, not the nextday show up the next day showup a week later, and for me you know how you Kn W.for me it was like you miss you out. You miss all right. One time you get achance, got some extra work to do same time. You Miss Turning your uniform and you know. I still believe that I do too, but it's hard when you havelittle, not many, you know and the Kids Soe some of thesekids take advantage of that. They know they know you need me you're going tohave to resort the updown spare crawls Ye. WWHAT else did we use to do well. Iwas inspired by his pushup story. I got T I'm going to the beach next week. Itmight be a little too late for all that, but I'm going to tonight I'm going todo. Ow Man Push! U Watwhat's your recommendation, how many pushups theytar? If you can move Tomo, I wal Tinkn more like Eit and then see if I can notno and then wll build from there, but ey look just start and stay with it.That's it get the kids, I've told the kids thesame thing and I say look and every time I asked me who did they push uptoday? Who ded to push up today, I'm alwaysasking and see what has happened is some of the kids that have had done itand like coach, I started three weeks ago and my best press already gone up.I said okay, so you see what I'm saying and then the other person said no, Ididn't do it and his bench press stayse...

...the same. I said so here we have truth.When I'm saying it's not just talk. Okay, if you want to get somein thatyou want to get some result, you got to put work in. He one guy put work in andWao who did now Wel, I think pushups and situps, for primarily whatHerchawacker did I mean. I don't think he did a lot of lifting it was. It wasthose two things right: WUSSOPS pushups sit ups and pull up and Ge he's doinglike a thousand pushups a day or sometingk like yeah, but Craz up.That's what works so jared. We do one little last segment. We reallyappreciate you coming on and telling US your story and we get to share witheverybody and and hopefully that when we put it out there ind social, Med andeverything you can help us and reach weet it, but our last segment we calld the nohuddleright, we're GOIN, TA blast. He questions out you, you can answer them.Quick Dave, writs! All these and he's got a fire. Some question that yea youcan. We prefer if you give us quick answers, but here we go there's ar nohottl we're going to score the last two minutes of the game here: Okay, Jared!If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self for ten seconds,what would you say, slow down so don? Take your time. Listen! More than talk! I like that good advice. You have anypet peeves I used to. I can't think of them. I'm sure, if youask my wife I do I do at. I can't think of it rightnow. What if you could change one rule in sports today? What would it be high, school or profession in highs in high school sports? I wouldallow kids to attend schools that are not in theirneighborhood and allow kids to participate in sports, but I would alsomake it mandatory that they have to have a certain GPA or no there's nograt. Either you have it GPA or you don't. You know you're notallowed to play all right. Jareso. You played a lot ofpeople in movies. Who would play you in a movie o o? I know you got a favorite. No, I don't, but since he's playing everybody else,Wha who's, the guy who played black pant, they playd, he played James Brown. He please he playseverybody Jame. What as it, I can't remember his name, but I want to thinkabout it. An he was on tcnl to He's good yeah. He was Gen. I thought youmight take Carri Cruise, but you know terryis O, that's who it is: Cadwick Bosman,chadly bullsman. He plays everybody, I what about your favorite La area?Restaurant? If you and your wife had to pick onewhich one it is it hey? Where re you going tonight? No Bo, no bu that placeis good. What about if you're an Ashtro Yula, probably not nowit fe place to eat yeahmom, there's not too many places, mmall right, so you planed in a lot ofdifferent areas: College High School, the pros out ofall those. What was the best game? Tay Atmosphere,you've ever been part of. Besides, when you got knocked out bythat guy from noter Dame M man. Let tell you something: You know their atmosphere when you win a playoffgame is pretty good. It's pretty good and, and the onlything compares compares that to is winning a atmosphere of when you win aball game. You know, but I would think the boll game pictory was pretty. Ithink it's pretty good. That ole week, leading up to the Roseboll, has to be agreat experience and no we we wa that's what I was thinking about.We Wen ta Rostbone. It was like. Oh my God, I nothing I've. You know seen incollege before I can only imagine that's what it was. I mean it's to adegree in Te pros for for Super Bowl whatever,but I think...

...plaou atmosphere is really good. Asom Al Righ last one if you could bean athlete anytime in history for one day, who would that be you say sowell anytime it we? WHO WOULD YOU BE? Oh You knowget a nice stretch,yeit'Styeahi think you know that was a pretty good one and I wa you knowreally imagine fact: Firstoymic Carle, as Iein Ama, ymanjust right nowfrom Jamaica Yehe did yeah. I always wonder what I woud be like to be ableto run that fast, like I was not a runner. I was a pocket passer, but thatwould just be amazing. I mean he's turned around and looking at the otherrunners sideways, while he's still winning the race laughing and laughing if Youre Cor Lewis. Just don't sing theNational Ansem, the sperits at O, I've seen that make up or that one yeah e Wel. Is there anything you want topromote. Yo Ohman, you know nothing real! You know. The One thing o coaching atBeverlils, high school is is really exciting for me, but I do you know.There's a movie o now, moving TV show out right now, that's based on beveashigh school that actually comes from a player who played at Bereols HighSchool and the show is called Oh American and the biggest, not it's nuts,but what you see and what people really would think bevery whos high school isits not actually what it is like. So you look on TV is the plush andeverything else, Beverly Hills High School with a public school is a public school. It's not! You knowwith all these rich kids, it's not vevry hills, manwo on O type of school. It's a big school tonight right nowwe're redoing the whole thing because it's it needs. It needs to be redoe. Justlike a lot of public schools that are in cities and major areas that theydon't get the funding, they need that yeah, yeah and every time I think youknow when I took people my Beverlios they think of this put now. This is thePublic School Benits High School. It is nice, but it is not pluch and it needs to be redone. Youknow it's because it's been there for a long time our uniforms last year and we had your holes in the Uiform weneed. We need new, you, no por Fir te new new equipment. I thought on some hequement was as oldas when I was playing. That's not right. Eno Yeah, you, a some Ouve, some big timealumni you should there should be some contribution fromthe alumni leny hasits nicholas cage. The problem is not that they would do it, but theproblem is the way the public system is set up that people. You know you wantto go to someone and get some some clipment or whatever it's a certain waythat you have to do it. They can't just give it to the school, because theschool will use it on this. This this you know instead of at's. I had thesame thing in my school and every donor, the school said: Look the money justdoesn't go to you, it'll go to the whole school, and so what I ended updoing. I put a wishlist together of what I needed exactly and I sent it outto all the donors. The next thing you know I got a box of helmets. I got abox of new pads and the school said well, you're, the only one that can usethem. So I guess we can't do anything about it. So you nod know exactlyexactly what I'm talking about yeah you gotto have a wishlist, you're Goin tosay: Hey, look. We love your help. I need new helmets. You can't just askfor money because they pu into everything right. That's right! Ththe,nicknames! Interesting though what is a norman is the fighting Nignth of Normagy, so they the normans. I got you okay, wellhey. We appreciate you coming on.It was a great show, we'll let you know, and we put it out and you knowhopefully help us retweet it and well pub Neverley hills. Well, try O get yousome players from Pittsburgh. Give me some players Ma. I me S we'll get youself they thank that greatstory. Caredi we love having your own.

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