Sterling Shephard

Sterling’s Codes to Live By: Work Ethic, Tradition, Freshen Up, Nutrition, Brotherhood, Practice Makes Perfect, Family Time, Style.

Released on 9/12/2019

Transcript

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I'm Sterling Shepard, wide receiver
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for the New York Giants.
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I'm here with GQ and Dolce&Gabbana
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and these are some of the things
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that keep me on top of my game.
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[grunts]
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Throughout the off season I just spend
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a lot of time with my family.
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That keeps me focused.
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This is my beautiful daughter Cali
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and this is my beautiful wife Chanel.
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Hey, come on in.
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I'm more of a guy that leads by example
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and I feel like that in every facet of life.
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You wanna take a step for daddy?
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Every day when I get home I like to do a little bit
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of extra work and catch a few more balls.
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[upbeat drum beats]
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I think it all comes down to, like, the small details.
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Everybody in NFL is very talented,
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so you just have to work your craft
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as much as you can and it's great
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having a wife that can come out
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and help you out.
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She has hands too.
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I catch 200, that means she's catching 200 as well.
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My role in the field is to catch the ball.
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That's why I feel like every day I need
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to have my hands on the ball.
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I just try to catch from every angle,
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catch high balls, catch low balls.
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You never know what angle you're gonna be in
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on game day.
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Football runs in the family for sure.
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My father and both my uncles they all played at Oklahoma,
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then my dad went on to the NFL
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and played for Dallas Cowboys, Saints,
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and the Washington Redskins.
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I've been fortunate enough to make it to the NFL
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and wear his number so I followed in his footsteps
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this far and hope to continue to do so.
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[upbeat drum beats]
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You see that?
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Good catch, good catch.
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We just finished up the work,
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time to go get freshened up a little bit.
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My wife usually uses the bathroom
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a little longer than I do.
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So my routine is usually pretty quick.
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I brush my hair, brush my teeth,
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and I can't the leave the house
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without a spray of K by Dolce&Gabbana.
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During the season, post-game meal
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try to stick with noodles, anything to get
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me a little bit of energy going.
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And then throughout the week I try
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to eat healthy, eat clean,
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just so my body's at tiptop shape.
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Ready, set, go.
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Okay.
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Game time.
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Did you do it?
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[clapping hands]
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We're in the man cave.
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I'm gonna show you guys around a little bit.
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After each game we switch up jerseys,
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guys that you've played with in college
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or you've played with them in the NFL.
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We're very competitive on the field
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but off the field, we're brothers at the end of the day.
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Ezekiel Elliott, one of the best backs in the NSCCEs
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but I think we have the best one.
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Sorry Z.
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This is my boy Lane Johnson.
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He went first overall pick, I forget which draft,
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but I played with him in college.
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And then we all know Eli Manning.
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It's my dawg, it's my quarterback
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so we had to throw him up there.
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So what we have here is the highlight tape
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back in high school, man, we're throwing it back.
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Usually I watch around eight hours a day total of tape.
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I'm looking at coverages, I'm looking
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at the way a defensive back is playing.
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I'm looking at myself, tryna see
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if I'm giving off any tips to the defensive back.
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Its a split instinct game and any upper hand
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you can get on the defensive back,
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for me, is very beneficial.
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Where are you going?
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I'm usually really busy with work.
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Every opportunity that I have
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I wanna spend it with my family.
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[baby squealing]
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Daddy didn't screw that on good enough.
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So it's time to get dressed.
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This is our closet.
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I love the off-white Ones.
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You can beat 'em up and wear 'em,
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you can have 'em whenever they're clean,
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whatever you want.
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I don't really rock my rope chains.
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This is actually my dad's chain.
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It was given to me after he passed away
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so that chain is very important to me.
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This is the one I wear on a regular basis.
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It just has my number on it
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and it has a pretty cool message on it.
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Odell got me this.
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And then I have the Rolex.
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I have a lot of gloves.
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I keep them, most of the time, at the facility
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but I have just a couple here.
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You know, these will be here today
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and then gone tomorrow [laughs].
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But you know what you always asking,
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where your gloves at.
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Wait baby, where's my gloves?
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Yeah. She moves them around a lot on me, so.
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All right guys, we're running a little late
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so we're gonna have to kick you out
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so we can get dressed and go on our date.
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See you when I see you.
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I've gotten this far just being me,
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and that's what imma continue to do
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is just be me.
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Got a lot of great guys that are gonna help me
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out along the way.
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I'm very fortunate to be in the position
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that I am in, and can't wait for the season.
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Say bye bye.
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Bye.
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Bye bye.