J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted September 9, 2012

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Poetry, quantum physics, vegan diet---and the NFL?

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Not your typical stereotype of a professional football player

Appearing on CBS This Morning (9-5-12) was the "NFL's Most Interesting Man,"Arian Foster of the Houston Texans. Not drafted after playing for the University of Tennessee, Arian thought at first that his football career was over.

Arian Foster of the Houston Texans. Labeled by Sporting News as the "NFL's Most Interesting Man."

Later, after spending a year riding the bench in Houston, he got his big break---starting the first game of the 2010 and literally exploded on the field, gaining 230 yards rushing and scoring three touchdowns. He went on the lead the entire league in rushing for the season.

In an earlier article (See link below), it was reported that his new vegan diet was causing controversy. Here's what Arian had to say about that:

Who would have thought that someone cutting meat out of their daily eating regimen would cause such hullabaloo. As Foster says, “People feel so strong about meat and milk. I wish they felt this strong about peace.”

Regarding the controversy, from the article: "Some of Foster’s Twitter followers gave him a hard time for his announcement. In response to Foster saying he’s never drank an entire glass of milk, one twitterer went as far to say he did when he was a baby. Foster responded, “My mom didn’t produce cow milk.”

When asked in the CBS interview (9-5-12) about him being called the "NFL's Most Interesting Man," he replied that that kind of thing accompanies success. When he and his team weren't doing very well, no one ever thought of him as being that interesting. But now, they want to know all about that poetry, the quantum physics and yes---that vegan diet. Continue reading this article with video by clicking here.

Blogging daily at hpjmh.com...from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation