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Helmets Off


Jan 22, 2018

Former Jazz man Adam Keefe joined Scott Mitchell on Helmets Off.  Adam went to Stanford and Scott was offered a scholarship to play football there.  He wonders what a Stanford education is like.  Adam also played two sports in college, basketball and volleyball.  Scott played two sports in college for one season.  Volleyball was a big advantage for Adam in high school to help him in basketball because of quickness and jumping ability.

Adam’s love for basketball came at a very young age.  He loved every sport that was in season.  His family didn’t have a sports background.  He was on a great high school team.  He was also the sixth man on a great college team.  The offense was running through him and then he started to get hype and made him think about either staying for his senior year or going to the NBA draft. 

One of the guys that he didn’t like to defend in the NBA was actually a teammate from his days in Atlanta in Kevin Willis.  When he went to Utah, he played with Karl Malone.  He was a guy who wanted every teammate to be great.  They didn’t practice a ton in the NBA because of how many games they play but when they did practice, they got after it because guys like Karl Malone, John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek would take care of their bodies so they could get after it in practice.

The years that the Jazz went to the NBA Finals, he started most of the season.  When they played the Bulls in the Finals, he came off the bench and some games he didn’t play at all.  Maybe the coaching staff overthought the situation in the Finals.  It was really difficult for him.  He did start game 6 as center though which was strange.  He started most of the season at small forward.

Time for the Gauntlet of Truth.  If he could play in any era for any NBA team, who would he play for?  He would play for the same Utah Jazz team that he played on.  His biggest regret in life is that he would’ve played in the NBA instead of Spain towards the end of his career.  His biggest takeaway that he wants people to remember him by is that he left everything on the court when he played the game.  He carries the same mindset to his family.  His greatest influence in his life is his two friends from 5th grade who he still remains friends today.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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