A:I was born in Trinidad, grew up in New York and I reside now in Atlanta with my wife and children.
Q:How old where you when you first picked up a football and realized it was going to be a life long passion?
A:The first time I played football was my 11th grade year in high school. I always thought of myself as a basketball player going pro in hoops, but I started growing width not length ...so I had to quickly reevaluate!
Q:You played 7 seasons in the NFL. What did it take to survive that long in such a physical profession?
A:Football can be very demanding on the body so I think your preparation is key. What you do in the off-season training wise and how you eat during the season prolongs your career! I always believed that someone might be more talented than me, but they are not going to out work me... so I trained that way!
Q:What was you greatest NFL highlight?
A:The very first carry that I got in a game against the Cleveland Browns went 37 yards for a touchdown.. what a way to enter the NFL! But it was call back for holding lol. No truthfully the greatest highlight for me was the day my phone rang on draft day and I found out I was becoming a Steeler, and seeing my mom's face light up with joy!
Q:What was your greatest NFL failure?
Q:It's Sunday in November, 10 minutes before kickoff...what is going through an NFL player's head?
A:For me I am somewhere on the field dancing, not concerned about anything else but having fun!
Q:Your obviously dedicated to fitness and health. What does a typical week long workout routine look like for you?
A:I worked out like four times a week during the season when I played. Now I workout every day with the exception of Sunday. I think the most important part is eating right, like the old saying goes- you are what you put into your body!
Q:Where would we catch you more often now ...playing sports, running track outdoors or in the cardio room?
A:I work for ESPN International now, so the cardio room mostly because I travel a lot and I'm coaching my son!
Q:What does your diet look like in a typical 24 hour span?
A:Egg whites for breakfast, lunch time I'll do tuna or salmon, snack I'll have oatmeal and then dinner usually I like to eat seafood. I try to stay away from red meat.
Q:What is your can't live without supplement?
A:Fish oil, and Resveratrol
Q:What's your favorite body part to workout?
A:I enjoy doing legs... a lot of people take it for granted!
Q:What music gets you rocking at the gym?
A:Nas, Rick Ross, Kid Rock, TI.
Q:Your in the gym, at the end of your workout. Everything in your body is telling you to quit, that you've had enough. What is the thought that gets you 1 more rep?
A:What you put in is what you get out, so if I put in half ass work, I get half ass results.
Q:If you had to pick one person who you would credit as being your biggest inspiration in life, who would it be and why?
A:My dad. He was a pro soccer player and early age I was blessed and fortunate enough to watch his work ethic! He always told me if someone is working out twice a day, I need to be working out three times!
Q:Favorite movie of all time?
A:I have a top-five; Pretty Woman, Blow, Heat, Coming to America and Lion King!
Q:You have a chance to have one superpower, what would it be?
A:Invisibility, I'm a prankster so I'll play a lot of games on people!
Q:Video games or reading a book? Favorite video game (because I know you are going to say video games lol)
A:Three weeks ago I would've said video games but my wife bought me this book- Michael Jackson biography, and I can't put it down! I'm reluctantly going back to all his books!
Q:Would you rather uppercut someone, leg sweep them or triangle choke them?
A:I like to see people's faces lumped up, so punch them straight in the eyes Mike Tyson style.
Q:Twitter or Facebook?
A:Twitter no doubt.
Q:Do you have any website, Facebook, Twitter or blog links for the people to get in contact with you or just learn more about you? A:Follow me on twitter @VerronHaynes Facebook Verron Haynes And VerronHaynes.com