June 5, 2010
On what the event means to him: It means a lot to me. Tonight is a charitable event where I'm raising money for inner city kids, the Boys and Girls Club, it's a time to give back to the community. I have a passion for doing stuff for underprivileged people. I'm in a position where I can help, and that's what I'm going to do.
On why he does it: I was always raised to be humble. My mom raised me to always give back – "It's better to give than to receive." These kids need someone in their life, they need mentors in their life, financially and for information to help them be successful in life. I'm here to do that.
On how the event has grown: It's getting bigger and bigger every year. That's a great thing about The University of Texas. Texas Longhorns former players, they always come back and help me. It doesn't matter what the situation is. Whenever I get a chance to give back to the kids, I have my extended family, and that's the Texas Longhorns.
On helping both in Austin and Kansas City: I definitely do charity work in Kansas City. Right now, I'm getting back to my roots here in Austin and Waco. I'm a Texas guy, so I'm glad to put this event on.
On how he manages all of his charitable efforts: You have to manage your time. You have to know what's important in life, and that's to give back and do charitable things. It means a lot and it makes you feel good too.
On continuing with the Chiefs: It's good. It's another chance to show the NFL that I can really be a big playmaker on a team. Everybody's trying to get that big contract, so I've got this year to see what I can do. I think I'll pass with flying colors.
On what Mack Brown has meant to him and having him attend his event: He's been a big influence in my life. He's been like a father figure to his players, and it means a lot to us. He teaches us not only football, but how to live after football.
On having Jamaal Charles and Derek Lokey with him in Kansas City: It's a great feeling having those Longhorns up there. Jamaal's doing a great job. You've got big Derek Lokey, and he's doing his absolute best every time he's out there on the field, so the Longhorns in Kansas City are doing well, and all the Longhorns play hard every time we're on the field.
On there being over 50 Longhorns in the NFL now: That's the talent that we have at Texas. Every year we're going to put out big name players, and that's just a tribute to The University of Texas and coach Brown for bringing everyone in.
On Roddrick Muckelroy attending the event and what he tells him as a young linebacker: I always make sure I tell the linebackers who are coming in the NFL to just work as hard you can. Hard work always pays off. Then have a lot of pride, Longhorn pride and coming from where you did will help you, and you'll do a great job.