The Rose of Faith

April 20, 2017

Tupac once wrote a poem about the Rose that grew from a crack in the concrete, proving nature’s laws all wrong. Who would’ve ever thought that same rose that grew would be you. A blessing and a curse but you didn’t let the curse define you. You glorified the blessings in the struggle instead and […]

Happy 47th Birthday Mom, I Love You

October 23, 2015

Dear Mom, How do you write the perfect letter to the perfect person? How do I tell you about my life when you never left my side? How do I tell you about my failures when you were the one who lifted me back up? How do I say I love you, when saying “I […]

L’Damian’s Speech At Moberly, MO Middle School a Slam Dunk

April 30, 2015
We Rise

David Stoddard once said, “Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others.” Throughout our lives, we all face challenges that encourage us to learn, grow and overcome. We might not understand why we go through adversity, but life will later show us […]

L’Damian Washington & James Franklin Play It Cool, And Safe

March 26, 2015
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Former Missouri quarterback James Franklin and I understand the pressure to be cool, but we also know that doing what’s best for you trumps appearing cool to your friends. In 2013, three out of four teen vehicle occupants killed in Missouri car accidents were not wearing seat belts.  Not cool. Your life is more valuable than […]

Staying Motivated in the Offseason

March 25, 2015
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Everyone is driven by something different. For some, it’s money. For others, it could be doing the right thing, setting a new record, inspiring others, attaining fame, or something else entirely. For me, staying motivated is about understanding that this process is bigger than myself. Working out and staying sharp isn’t for me—it’s all about […]

L’Damian Washington & James Franklin Saving Mo’ Lives

March 19, 2015
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Seat belts are like helmets. They may not look cool, or seem necessary, but they will save your life if you fall. It can be easy to give a justification for not buckling up, especially if you’re only driving a short distance. However, when seat belts become optional, we are left with grave consequences. Former […]

Why’s vs. Why Not’s

March 16, 2015
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Discovering Your Why’s and Why Not’s My freshman year at Mizzou, I started to realize I was doing things that detracted from my main purpose. In those moments, where it became so easy to go off track and make the wrong decisions, I started to understand that every goal and every action—good or bad—has a “Why” […]

L’damian Washington and James Franklin – It’s No Joke

March 12, 2015
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Each year, car accidents are the leading cause of deaths for people 15-20 years old. Six out of 10 vehicle occupants killed in 2013 Missouri car accidents were unbuckled. These statistics can change with responsible action. Former Missouri quarterback James Franklin and I have teamed up to shine a light on the importance of buckling […]

How To Eat Like A Pro Athlete For $6 A Day (Or Less)

February 3, 2015

Growing up in Shreveport, I didn’t always have the resources to eat right. In fact, there were plenty of days where it was hard enough just to get a square meal, let alone a nutritious one. As a performance athlete, it’s incredibly important to support your body with nutritious foods, but I never thought I […]

L’Damian Featured on Bleacher Report

January 15, 2015
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L’Damian Washington was recently featured in a Bleacher Report article titled “NFL Free Agency: Untold Story of Rookie L’Damian Washington’s Adventure.” Check out the story on

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