Jared Quay of The Rush, a fast-paced take on the hottest sports news, sat down with Ricky Williams for a one-on-one interview. They talked about the best munchies, Texas Longhorns football, the future of college sports, Tom Brady, and Highsman cannabis. We’ve highlighted all of the questions and answers from the interview so you can get to know Ricky.
We’ve highlighted all of the questions and answers from the interview so you can get to know Ricky.
Q: What's your go-to meal for when you are high?
A: I pack my kitchen with good stuff, but the highest quality stuff. And so my go-to is fruit. I make a smoothie.
Q: What does the [Longhorns] program actually need to do to be back [in contention]?
A: It's about coming together as a team. And I think the most important thing is believing in yourself.
Q: How do you feel like your career would have been different if you could have profited from your name?
A: Well, I don't think I would have made it 12 years in the NFL. I think it's wonderful because I'm a big proponent of utilizing what you learn through sports to be successful in other areas of life. My idea would be to allow the players to make money, but, you know, tie it to having to finish some level of schooling. Because the opportunity is really supposed to be about education. I don't want to send that message that going to college is only about football. It should be about learning.
Q: Did you know when you were playing against Tom [Brady] at such a young point in his career that he was going to be one of the GOATs?
A: You can feel when there's something unique and there's something special. I don't know if I would have said he was the GOAT, but you could tell what they were building up in New England was something special. But in this game with injuries and free agency, it's hard to build a dynasty and it's hard to stay healthy, and I think those are the intangibles that I think are really a key to his success.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit more about that [Highsman cannabis] and how it got started?
A: I left the NFL and I just started traveling and really looking for myself. And part of what I found was a passion not only for cannabis but for plant medicine and for healing. I think happiness is finding who you are and what you're here to do, and then doing it.
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