On using his per diem to buy Christmas gifts last year:
We was in Shreveport (for the bowl game) and went into a homeless shelter. You see kids smiling and you know they won’t get the same amount of gifts as other kids. They were still smiling. I took my per diem money and spent it on something I wouldn’t use as much as they needed it. I had a chance to impact their life and it felt really good to give back to others.
On his father’s inspiration:
My dad is a strong person. Going through his treatments and still coming here and seeing a smile on his face, you wouldn’t know he’s sick. I’m trying to carry on and impact lives. I’m thankful for everything I have being here around great people and a supportive staff. It’s great right now.
On Nebraska coming to town:
It’s very exciting. Guys are trying to get better every day. We’re taking our meetings to the practice field. It’s another week for us to get better. It’s another chance for us to show everyone who we can improve every week.
On the competition at safety:
We are all working hard and we all feed off each other. Friday Jamal made a great play and knocked a guy out. That gives all other safeties a boost. During the game there is no competition amongst us. We’re just trying to beat the other team. When I see Jamal knock someone out, it makes you want to go out and do the same.