I have always been a big sports fan; way back for as long as I can remember. The seasons changed and I went from baseball to football to basketball but one thing was certain - I was going to participate and compete AND I was going to watch the pros play. When you grow up in Chicago that means watching Walter Payton and the Bears, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, and Andre Dawson and the Cubs. Back then, I would always get the weekly edition of Sports Illustrated. I couldn't get enough. I would even cut out the pictures and the covers and tape them to my walls. I've been a pro football player for 10 years now and I have been fortunate enough to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated one time. Many times at autograph sessions I have been asked to sign the cover for people. It never gets old for me to see that magazine. This week, Sports Illustrated is putting out their 2008 NFL Preview Edition. I was informed that there will be six different regional covers and that I will be one of them. The other five players featured in the regional covers are Patriots QB Tom Brady, Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Dallas QB Tony Romo, Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. It's still a thrill for me to be on the cover.