When budget cuts happen - which has been happening a lot in this country - after-school athletics and after-school music are some of the first things to go.
Over the years, I've learned a lot about nutrition and about myself, so it's a lot more based on feel. I stopped putting a number on it because people were analyzing it too much.
I ate a whole 20-inch pizza by myself one time.
My goal is I want to create the 20-20-20 club: 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 20 batted balls.
I will always do what I can to help others, but when I retire, I want to be a dad and a husband. I want a house and a dog in the yard. I want to have barbecues.
I want to be the defensive player to break the MVP barrier. I want to break barriers. I want to do things when people tell me I can't.
I don't want to play forever. I want to give everything I can now and then walk away knowing I gave everything. The example I think of is Barry Sanders. He was such a great player, and he left when he was still on top. I want that to be me.
I actually have no style whatsoever. I'm the worst. I have people I talk to, and I say, 'Please tell me how to dress because I don't know what I'm doing.' The biggest thing for me is my mom. I'm like, 'Mom, do I look good?' If she says yes, I'm good to go.
If you're going to nap, make sure you have a proper chunk of time blocked out. I'm not one of these guys that does the 15-20 minute nap. I don't play those games. I'm, like, an hour minimum. I'm not gonna lay down unless I know I have at least an hour.
I don't get bothered by fans.
There's plenty of days when I don't want to eat chicken breast and broccoli and rice, but I know what I have to do, and I know the sacrifice I have to make.
A reputation takes years and years and years to build, and it takes one press of a button to ruin it. Don't let that happen to you. You've done so much work; you've put in so much effort. Don't let one moment ruin your entire life because you wanted to be funny or you were mad or because you had a mood.
I'm not strict on my calorie count; I just pay attention to my body.
I want to go out and chase greatness. That's all I want to do.
My dad's a firefighter, so I know what it's like for policemen and firefighters to be on their own on Christmas Day.
If you don't have that vision for the end goal, you have no clue where you're going, and you're going to work very hard to go nowhere.
Every year, I take 10 of my best friends from high school on a trip. That's kind of my way for saying thanks to them for being so loyal, for keeping me honest, and for just being great friends throughout this craziness.
I have three Defensive Players of the Year. Only one other player has done that. But being a defensive lineman, it's hard to control the game.
Houston is kind of a melting pot. There are many different cultures and ethnicities represented out there, even on my team. It's really cool: you'll see so many different things.
I eat two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners throughout the day. It's always eating.