Straight out of Georgia this retired Superbowl XL winner is a very busy guy serving as a international commentator and tv personality he still finds time to keep it real. Verron Haynes is an active pillar in the community, involved father, philanthropist to his native country of Trinidad as well as breast cancer survivors and there looks to be no stopping this former running back. He was 5th round pick by the Steelers in 2002 NFL Draft and even graced the cover of Pittsburgh Magazine as 2007’s “Most Beautiful People” issue. For you sports heads here is a couple stats before I jump into these questions… from 2002 to 2006, Haynes gained 660 yards on 159 carries (4.2 average per carry) & 3 touchdowns. He also recorded 39 receptions for 322 yards (8.3 average per reception) and two touchdowns. Now let’s see what keeps Mr. Haynes so busy with life after football!
If your parents were to describe you in a couple words/adjectives what do you think they would say?
Ever since I was a child, my Mother has called me the energizer bunny, always staying busy, positive and excited.
Who was your biggest influence throughout the process of becoming a professional athlete?
My Father. Uric “Buggy” Haynes who was a professional athlete and served as a Captain of the Trinidad and Tobago Soccer team. Aside from inheriting his athletic ability and genetics, I was able to experience first-hand what it takes to become a professional athlete. My Father taught me to always rise early before your opponent and remain hard-working and determined.
Now I personally appreciate a man that knows how to rock a suit as well as sweatsuit and you seem to do it very well, what is your favorite out of the two?
Times have changed and people have become very casual over the years. As a kid, I had the perception that men who wore suits were successful and out in the world getting business done. A well tailored suit has the ability to evoke the feeling of eagerness to strive and make moves.
Additionally, it is a great sense of confidence to feel well put together.
for more of my interview with Mr. Haynes go to HYPE MAG