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Helmets Off


Dec 29, 2017

Former Highland High School, Oregon Duck and current Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata talked about why he decided to play College Football for Oregon rather than playing for Utah or BYU.

He reflects on his experience when he was drafted as the 12th pick in the draft. Baltimore traded up to get him. He had an experience of playing with Ray Lewis. Scott had a story of his interaction with Ray. Haloti was able to win a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. It was one of the biggest accomplishments of his life. That was the Super Bowl that lost power against the San Francisco 49ers.

Scott asked Haloti if he hates Quarterbacks. He doesn't like them on the field but is fine with them off the field.

Haloti Ngata is nominated by the Detroit Lions for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Haloti is leading the fan vote by 250,000 votes. He is also up for the Art Rooney Award for being a great example on and off the field. But Haloti is a tough guy on the field and Defensive Tackles gave Scott nightmares.

When Haloti was a freshman in college, his father passed away. It hit him really hard to the point where he was thinking about quitting football. Then the year he was drafted, his mother passed away from Diabetes. Diabetes does concern him because of his family history and his culture and what they eat. Haloti knows that and opened a gym to help prevent weight gain.

If Haloti could play for any team in any era, he would play with Reggie White with the Eagles. That is the reason why he wears #92.

Haloti Ngata mentions giving a donation to John Hopkins Hospital for Diabetes.

Now it is time for the Gauntlet of Truth. His greatest highlight is breaking Ben Roethlisberger's nose. His biggest regret in life is not knowing how to speak the Tongan language. With all of his experiences in life. What is the one thing he would want to tell his children the most is that he wants his kids to be serviceable and to be a good servant. Other than his wife and parents, the person with the biggest influence in his life is his high school coach Larry Wilson.

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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