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Aaron Donald is one. One of the most feared players in NFL history and has had an incredible career with the Los Angeles Rams thus far.
Donald, fresh off a Super Bowl record and three Player of the Year awards to his name, returned to training camp late last month. He was seen putting his hands on a starter with an unusual drill. Defensive lineman Elias Garcia’s neck. During the “I’m an Athlete” segment, Donald explained that he was practicing techniques and that Garcia “had to pay the bills.”
Andrew Whitworth, a recently retired NFL offensive lineman, knows Donald’s pain well after playing with him for six years and trying to handle him during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals.
At the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors’ 50th anniversary celebration at Sophie Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Whitworth explained to Fox News Digital that competing against the future Hall of Famer in practice isn’t fun.
“He’s just a human wrecking ball,” Whitworth said. “I don’t think it’s any different in games, maybe even worse in practice because you’re going against each other every day and he knows every play, he knows everything. “He ruins practice a lot of days. That’s the main thing, it’s not very fun for the person with it.”
Whitworth is set to accept the Vision Award at the event.
“I think for me, my goal and ambition over the last five years has been just to be a part of LA here, to involve myself in the community and find a way to be a part of helping people’s lives be better,” he said.
The 40-year-old former offensive lineman didn’t just end his season with the A’s. Super Bowl ring But he also took home the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.