Austin Seferian-Jenkins Quotes

 

I hold myself to a very high standard. But you’re going to make mistakes. You’ve got to erase it and move forward.

 

It’s everything to me. This is my life. I love football so much.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I hold myself to a very high standard. But you’re going to make mistakes. You’ve got to erase it and move forward.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

All I’m trying to do is be me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m not trying to get in good graces of anybody. I just want to be myself and be the guy that helps out in the community, because that’s who I am.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’ve played this game since I was in second grade, and there’s nothing more important to me than playing football.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m a normal person. You say something about me, I’m going to say something back, funny or not. I’m just going to be me. It’s nothing against them. I’m just doing what you do to me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

You troll me, I’m going to troll you.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

My thing of not playing offensive tackle is the health issue. I don’t want to be that big. That could end up not being good for your health.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Being 300-some pounds is not always healthy. You can say what you want about it, I don’t want to do it.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m really blessed to have an amazing family.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

It’s one-of-a-kind, because some people would die to have the family I do.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I kind of knew. I said, ‘Yeah, I’m not going to be able to play in the NBA. That’s just not going to happen. Let that dream go.’

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I think guys that play basketball really understand how to go up and get a ball. Because in a rebound situation, you’ve got to go up and fight for a ball. Just boxing out. There are a lot of things that transfer.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Being able to play basketball at a high level, adjusting to the ball in the air, quick feet, quick hands and all that stuff definitely translates to playing tight end in the National Football League.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Foot work, hand-eye coordination. There’s a lot of things. If you just watch basketball, you can tell where it would help someone who’s receiving the ball.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I love my coaches. Coaches love me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Sometimes I get emotional. I let my emotions get the best of me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I really have a love and passion for football. I enjoy basketball, but it’s not something I love. You have to let things go that are not for you.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Once you get into the NFL, it doesn’t matter what draft pick you are, what round you are, if you’re undrafted or not. It’s football time again. The draft, all of that doesn’t matter anymore.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

There’s a lot of people in this world, and it’s important to learn about them.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Granted, everybody is different, but I think it’s real important to know all the people that you are around, and how they operate their history, and things like that. You know where they are coming from a little bit, and you don’t insult them, or take something for granted.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m a player, the coaches coach.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I don’t care what the depth chart is. I don’t care what I’m on. I’m going to enjoy it, and I’m going to seize every opportunity that I get, because that’s the most important thing.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Every single day since Day 1, to Day 2, to Day 3, to Day 4, to Day 5, to Day 6, to Day 7 to Day 8, whatever day it is now, I’ve gotten better.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I love Coach Koetter.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I played basketball my whole life. It definitely helps. It translates to going up for rebounds and going up for balls in the end zone. Quick feet. It helps with getting in and out of your cuts. It definitely all translates to football.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I think people make a really big deal that I’m this big character-issue guy, and I’ve got red flags. I’m not.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I love donating my time and serving other people. Just seeing the faces of people in need light up when they see you… There is no way I can put it into words. You feel like you did something right.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I just want to support my mom. I have everything I need. I don’t need to buy anything.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m who I am. I’m confident. I think it’s weird if you’re not confident.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I don’t pay attention to stats or anything like that. I just pay attention to how I play and the intensity that I play with.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Playing on Saturdays, seeing 75,000 people yell your name, 88, ASJ, and all of that stuff is great.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I had to go to jail, which was probably the most humbling thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I really don’t care about my numbers.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I think that people that don’t really understand the game of football and are just fans that think people just show up on Saturday and go, I don’t think they understand the work that we put in here and what our schemes are and what we’re trying to do.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

It’s not about me. I think people are too caught up with what I’m doing. It’s just numbers. I’m trying to win.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

You’ve got to invest your own time, invest your own resources into creating a better world, not only for yourself but for the people you surround yourself with.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

If you don’t do it the way coaches ask you to do something, and someone else does it the way it’s supposed to be done, that’s just natural life.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I fail every once in a while, but failing is your first attempt at learning. I’m not worried about it.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m a villain. But hey, villains have fans, too. They might have more fans than the heroes, and I’m OK with that.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

If someone has to be the villain, I’ll be the villain. I have no problem with it. The movies still say, ‘Starring… the villain.’

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Someone has to be the villain. I’m the most villainized player right now. People don’t like me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He’s Tony Gonzalez. He’s the best tight end to ever play the game. So that’s a real strong comparison. I’m just going to do my job and leave the comparisons up to the coaches and the media.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I just want to be the best version of me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The idea that I can provide for my mother and play at the highest level in the world for football and compete against the best guys in the world – it’s a very exciting idea.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I need to take care of my mom and making sure she’s financially OK. She’s done so much for me, it’s the least thing I can do.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’ve done everything I can at the University of Washington… I know I’m ready for the NFL.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Last time I checked, no one is perfect.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

People in Seattle and Tacoma know who I am as a person, and I don’t think I am a character risk or have a character issue at all.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I won the John Mackey Award, so I did something right.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I want to play defense. I want to get sacks.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I want to be a dominant pass rusher. I think I can do that with my body type and my work ethic.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I think I just need more time to refine my skills, and I can be a dominant pass rusher.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m going to take full advantage of my opportunities.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I don’t want to try to sell myself or portray something that I’m not.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’m me: I’m a fun, easy-going guy that likes to work hard, who’s very driven and determined.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Quite frankly, I just want to be playing at the highest level of football. That’s the most important thing to me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I don’t really care where I go because wherever I go, they’re going to get a very talented, driven guy that’s going to get every inch of his potential out, max everything I have in my body out.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I have to hold up my end of the bargain and do what’s expected of me.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

When you lose things like football, which is the game I love – and this is the most important thing in my life – it really puts everything in perspective.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I’ve split out, played receiver, I’ve been a fullback, I’ve been in-line.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Ever since I was growing up, I knew I was going to play in the NFL. I never thought anything else.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Texas is a great program. The respect they gave me was amazing.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

I want to be great at everything. I want to be the best at everything.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

My dad showed me a football and would throw it up and have my dog – a German Shepherd – chase me around when I went after the ball. I caught it because I was scared of that dog. The next year, my dad talked to the commissioner of a local league and convinced him to let me play as a first grader with third graders.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Preparation starts after the game before.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

When I get out on the field, it’s all about football. I love football.

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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