"That's been my motivation since high school," he said. "I always thought I was one of the better football players on every team that I've been on. Here, I'm on a team of superstars, so I really can't say that. But in high school, I was the little guy. I got visits from some of the big schools, but I never got the scholarship. Cincinnati granted me the opportunity to play in the Big East Conference, which was a BCS-bound conference, and it was just one of those things where it was the best opportunity I could ask for. I was, fortunately, a three-year starter there, and that's where a confidence built that I could play NFL football, and ever since I've been here, I've felt like I belong in the NFL."