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Timeout With Seahawks Safety Julian Love

Stop the clock. We’re taking a timeout with Julian Love to help the 12s learn more about the Seahawks player who enjoys listening to Jay Z and pizza. ‘Timeout with the Seahawks’ is presented by Delta.


If you could have dinner with any one person in the world, who would it be?

"I like history, so I read up on Abraham Lincoln, Just his leadership style through a hard time in American history, how his approach was and his intellect. I think he was just a great mind; one of the greatest minds ever. And so yeah, I think he'd probably be one."

If you weren't a football player, what do you think you'd do as a career?

"I feel like the boring answer would be, I'd be in finance somewhere, probably in Chicago or New York. That was kind of the path I liked. The good answer, I would probably be a broadcaster, Scott Van Pelt-type, you know, ESPN or something like that. I always liked those guys. Stuart Scott was a role model growing up."

Three things you do outside of football that people might not know.

"So, I golf. Probably a lot of people know that. I'm trying to get better, it has been working. Two, I enjoy theater and stuff like that. In New York, I went to a lot of Broadway shows, and numerous other shows. That was kind of a staple. Three, I'm a big movie guy. Movie and food. I like them all."

What songs or artists are on your pregame playlist?

"I always start off, since college, I started off my playlist with Jay-Z 'Dead Presidents II.' I started in college, and now I feel like it sets the tone for my day. It gets me in the mindset of I only listen to this song when it's gameday. A lot of hip hop. Some artists could be Andre 3000, around there. A lot of Jay Z, a lot of Nas."

How do you want to be remembered, your legacy as a football player ?

"I just want my legacy to be dependable, a guy who can really do it all. I can play man coverage at a high-level, tackle at a high-level, who was tough as hell. That's the brand I want to remembered by; just a tough dependable football player."

What is your go to meal, your favorite food?

"I'm split. I love Italian food. Pizza, I'm a sucker for it all. Pizza is a weakness for me, good pizza. Bad pizza, you can keep it. Another is Mexican food. I do love all sorts of Mexican food; rice, beans, tacos, burritos, whatever. My latest pizza topping is pepperoni. With Mike's hot honey. That's what I'm on right now."

Baseball players have walk up songs, if you had a walkup song what song would you choose.?

"Oh, this is a tough one. It's a tough one because of who it is. But the song Homecoming on the Graduation album by Kanye. All my friends know that's my favorite song.

Is there a story about your jersey number?

"I started wearing 20 when I was very young, it was my first couple of years playing. My first year playing tackle football, I was 20. It was because of Barry Sanders. Hall of Fame running back for the Lions. My brother was 34 for Walter Payton and I was 20 for Barry Sanders. That's kind of who we idolized growing up."

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

"I feel like the good answer right now since he's hot on the scene is Michael B. Jordan. That guy is just a hit-maker. He's a little too short to play me I think though. Maybe LaKeith Stanfield, maybe he's a little oddball pick. But the one of those two will do a great job."

Favorite place in Seattle to hangout?

"I do like golf. And so I will say, you know, my favorite place has been the Glendale Country Club out here over in Bellevue."

If you could go back and time and give your younger self advice, what would it be?

"Everything is going to be all right, you know, through all the adversity, the ups and downs. And I wouldn't change any of that stuff. I wouldn't give advice to alter any of that. I would just say, embrace it, enjoy it, because you get to a good place at the end."

Who inspires you the most?

"There's so many people. My family inspires me, my wife inspires me. Honestly, my teammates inspire me. That's why I play the game. That's why I do what I do is just to show pride and reflect who I am. And the best way I do it is the people around me."

Take a look at photos of safety Julian Love from his first four seasons in the NFL, as well as his time in college at Notre Dame. Love signed with the Seahawks as a free agent on March 17, 2023. Read more.

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