Larry and David talk less about Larry’s career as a football player and more about Larry’s leadership in the community during divisive times, his philanthropic efforts, what leadership looks like on the field (people follow those who work the hardest, regardless of their position), and how sports bring diverse people together and breaks down walls.
David opens by getting Larry’s origin story about going from the son of a sportscaster in Minnesota to being the youngest player in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. David then gets Larry’s stories and insights from the world of pro football, along with his life advice for young leaders about learning, handling criticism, and what sports can teach a divided nation about unity. David then asks Larry about his experience in the world of business and how he has adapted to that world. After the Lightning Round, David asks Larry a series of questions about his work in the community and his family.
Larry Fitzgerald works hard. He isn’t concerned about having a title people respect. Instead, Larry wins people over by setting an example worth following, and by investing in the people around him on a personal level. By being the best player and business person he can be in practice, Larry knows he will be ready to perform at the big game on Sunday. Even at the game, Larry sets an example by making precise plays instead of relying on raw athleticism.