Few can claim to have played 16 seasons in the NFL specially when you are an offensive lineman yet Andrew Whitworth not only had a long career but a career in which he achieved more in the latter years culminating in a Super Bowl ring before he walked off into the sunset.
A 4 time Pro Bowler Whitworth had invaluable advice for NFL rookies when he was at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors 50th Anniversary Celebration at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. He offered some advice on how the fresh crop of rookies can put together a career like his.
“Discipline and Consistency, pit in the time now”: Andrew Whitworth
“I really think just realizing it’s going to come down to discipline and consistency,” Whitworth told Fox News Digital ahead of the ceremony. “I think for me as a young player, I had a close friend who used to always tell me, ‘You’ll be greater later,’ and I think that was kind of my mantra for a long time early in my career because it was about what is the time I am willing to give up now while I’m young and I have the energy to day in and day out chase my grind and chase all the things I want to be.”
“And just realize I can celebrate it, live it and enjoy it all one day if I put in the time now. I think just keeping that mantra, you’ll be greater later down the road. Put in the time now.” Whitworth was at the event as he was set to receive the Visionary Award-“I think for me just my goal and ambition in the last five years just being here a part of LA is to get myself involved in the community and find a way I can be a part of helping people’s lives be better,” he said.
Whitworth’s last game was for the LA Rams against the team that drafted him the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl where he walked away with a ring to cap his extraordinary career.