The Athlete’s Playlist is back with Lofa Tatupu, a guest who captured the hearts of the Seattleites playing the other kind of football.
A self-described overweight kid who got his “ass kicked on the field,” Lofa speaks to the vision and determination that carried him from an under-recruited high school prospect to a national champion at the University of Southern California and a three time Pro Bowler with the Seahawks. He also discusses his current venture, ZoneIn, a CBD startup offering full-spectrum hemp products that have been pivotal to his wellness post-football.
From a prophetic encounter with Cypress Hill as a pre-teen to drawing inspiration from Tupac and Young Jeezy, Lofa shares the music that shaped his journey.
Start - 18:30: Relating to 2Pac’s “Can’t C Me” // Overcoming early football struggles // Meeting Cypress Hill’s B-Real
18:30 - 29:00: USC football’s connection to The Game and Snoop Dogg // How Pete Carroll’s teams have fun and win // USC’s vacated title
29:00 - 49:00: Channeling inner confidence to succeed in NFL // How to measure a player’s intangibles // Remembering the ‘05 Seahawks // How CBDs could have helped extend career
49 - End: Fighting cannabis stigma and starting CBD business // Embracing life as a family man // Connecting with Collie Buddz with help from Mom