Bradford (No. 8) with the Vikings in 2016
|No. 8 Minnesota Vikings|
|Date of birth:||November 8, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||224 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Oklahoma City (OK) Putnam City North|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
|St. Louis Rams (2010–2014) Philadelphia Eagles (2015) Minnesota Vikings (2016–present)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2010) NFL record 71.6 completion percentage, season Heisman Trophy (2008) Chic Harley Award (2008) Sammy Baugh Trophy (2008) Davey O'Brien Award (2008) Associated Press Player of the Year (2008) Sporting News Player of the Year (2008) Consensus All-American (2008) First-team All-Big 12 (2008)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
I do realize that God has given me so many blessings in my life. I mean, not only with football, but with the family that He's blessed me with and the opportunity He's given me to grow up in a home that embraces God.
The products in my bathroom are pretty minimal. Issey Miyake makes great cologne, and I use everything from Zirh, especially their shave scream. I really like Mario Badesco aftershave, too. It's amazing.
Music really gets me going, so I've always got to make sure I have my iPod to give me energy to work out.
I feel like regardless of whether or not I win this award or I win that award or I don't win this award - I'm still Sam at the end of the day. And that's what defines me.
I really don't see a reason why you wouldn't want to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I mean, not only was He the greatest human being to ever walk the earth, He's everything that I want to strive for. He's everything that anyone should ever want to strive for.
On game day, if I eat fruit - I usually eat fruit in the mornings - I have to have three pieces of cantaloupe, three pieces of pineapple. Everything's in threes.
I need to have proper equipment when I work out, and the Nike Frees are light, comfortable, and great for training. I also usually bring a short-sleeve or long-sleeve compression shirt and a pair of shorts.
I played a million different sports when I was growing up. I started when I was probably five or six, and we'd just go from activity to activity to activity. I think, finally, my parents just realized that we were missing something in our lives. They realized that it was time for us as a family to start going to church.
I need to put the right things in my body before and after I work out, so I end every workout with some sort of protein shake to help me get the most out of my training.