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Lorenzo's Locker

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

It’s amazing how God takes our plans, rips them up and provides something much greater than we could ever imagine. Growing up, I’d dream about graduating from college and becoming an NFL player, but never on the scale that I’ve achieved. Maybe I had to experience certain life circumstances or self doubt, but somehow through it all, God influenced my life with people, experiences, and miraculous events that have brought me to this point. I’m currently 33 years old, have a beautiful family, a strong relationship with God, a successful NFL career, and countless opportunities that await me when I finish playing.

And by no means am I satisfied with where I’m at or with what I’ve achieved. God has much more to teach and accomplish through me. I often think about why I was one of the lucky ones to make it out of the inner city of Oakland, when many of my friends and family were either consumed or distracted by the street and its deceitful appeal. My only answer is by the grace of God, and Him having placed people in my life who had a strong influence over my actions, attitude, and direction.

I’ve decided that it’s time to share the resources that I’ve either stumbled upon or that someone has shown me. The catch is, we must be active in seeking these tools; be open and receptive, and understand that nothing worth having will be easy to obtain. Lorenzo’s Locker will provide words of wisdom and instruction from myself, friends, coaches, and other outlets about what it takes to become successful in the game of football and life.