Reggie, Russell Wilson, Reggie Williams discussed on Sterling
You needed to, you know, really put unique talents in the right places. The wind unique act. S O in in In all of the years. I had to go over over and over because I was the guy on the line defense that would meet Marcus Allen in mid air. I knew that That was one sure fire way to jump over your offensive and defensive line to get in the end, so we don't need tricks into Reggie 1981. The Bangles unveiled new uniforms and I saw on YouTube. The interview won't Mayor interviewing you and Glenn Bush knock about the new uniforms. I loved what you said about what a bangle uniforms should represent. Could you kind of reiterate that the Bengals were gonna get new jerseys? Uniforms This unveiled this spring. Where I sort of, uh, created the imagery. All of a pouncing tiger. You know that imagery from a home or something? That I really like. And it was an honor to be the very first bangle to put on the stripes helmet. Ah, Glynn Booze knocker was with me who was my rookie year? Roommate and training camp. That's why we were so affable with each other. He knew he couldn't get that helmet on because that was 1/7 size seven and he said, I mean, I find six And he's a plus size seven helmets, but none the left. I am interested in seeing what this blue uniforms will look for. Um, you know, I wouldn't so in love. With the last uniforms. Sirisanont last uniforms, Siri Produced no playoff wins, so we'll see what it looks like. Reggie was awarded the Byron Whizzer White Award for Humanitarian service Back in 1985. And what became the NFL. Walter Payton, Man of the Year award in 1986. And just your contributions Got you were a City council member Reggie to so many It just so detailed and doing so many good things off the football field. What a credit to the league. Well, I appreciate the recognition of the very first thing that I did on the very first day that I made the team was the look in the phone book and find the Cincinnati speech and hearing center and I went and volunteer. And they were so receptive to that because I had spent my childhood and Flint, Michigan going to classes at Michigan School for the death and at that time was called Michigan School for the deaf and dumb and that's why I created such a stigma. So one of things I did dedicate my career, too was trying to give back and I was so important that Cincinnati was the kind of pretty where it was possible to really give back. Obviously my biggest regret was not bringing home a Super Bowl ring to the deserving fans, and I can only wish continued best wishes to the brown family. That their decisions that affect all of Cincinnati Bengal fans will be a wise and will yield the benefits of Ah, bickering for all of our great fans for centuries to come. Outstanding and Reggie of the book, resilient by nature, reflections from a life of winning on and off the football field. Authored by you along with Jared Bell, so Tells him till the fans about this and in the forward is by Russell Wilson, which is a huge plus and I hopefully, eyes selling well for you. Just doing well, Thank you very much for nothing to talk about the book. Yes. Russell Wilson. Father, Harrison P. Wilson was my college classmate and good friends. Just a great guy. All the character that you see Reflected in Russell Wilson. You know his weekly visitation to the hospital, etcetera. Is this the kind of person that his father Awas? My book tells quite a bit of stories. I I talked about a lot of heroes and have like that. The great artist Ernie Barnes and my great teammate. Kid rally off the fellow. A few funny stories like a time with mean Joe Greene really proved to me that he was mean. And a number of different stories about our two Super Bowls. But the most thing is about being results that we all they're gonna overcome deal with adversity in alive. On. How are we going to face it and hunt? My career is ended. I've had 28 operations has had an aortic dissection had a strong I've had four knee replacement. And yet you maintain a positive self image and a positive effort to continue to But it helped the people around you to make this a better world, especially during the pandemic time and really push everyone to really be safe and take care of each other. Reggie Williams with us for just a couple more minutes, and the book is there. This memoir follows the story of Reggie and gosh, an executive a Renaissance man, the epitome of determination in the face of extreme challenges. Nothing, man. That is so true, Reggie and I love the story of you at training camp. At Wilmington College, Man You didn't want a bad You wanted the floor and you didn't want air conditioning You wanted You wanted the heat, just like it was going to be on the field during practice. Yeah, I was a psychology major from Dartmouth, and I knew that you had to get into a certain mindset to accept the pain and the rigors. The death of plan playing NFL football expected back of the day when we played it when the rules are rough and execution was even rougher. So no, I didn't have any air conditioning. I don't have a fan. I sleep on the floor instead of that mattress. I am I got out of training camp. I was a hardened linebacker ready to do whatever it takes to help my teammates when the game Reggie Williams. Where will you be tomorrow? Watching the Super Bowl. And who do you like? I will be in my own living room watching this game alone. I wish I was with my family friends and I would encourage a one toe..