Marlon Hairston

MARLON HAIRSTON: 10 things you don’t know about me

1. Something on my bucket list …

“Skydiving.”

2. My biggest hero(s) are …

“My dad. I just saw how hard he worked. How much he did for my family.”

3. My biggest fear is …

“Losing someone close to me.”

4. I’m motivated to work hard because …

“To win. I want to win on the field. I’ll work as hard as I can to win. I’ve been in the league for seven years and I haven’t won anything yet. This is my seventh year. Hopefully this is the opportunity for me to come in and achieve something great.”

5. The best life advice I have ever received …

“Work for what you want and not what you have.”

6. The thing I’m most excited to do now that I’m in Minnesota …

“I heard the lakes are cool. I’m interested in going on there and maybe going out on a boat or something. Just be able to relax on the water on some off days.”

7. I’m proud of myself because …

“Becoming a professional soccer player. It wasn’t always a dream of mine growing up. It was to give my family less burden as they could to get into college, get a scholarship so they wouldn’t have to pay for me, for my school. As I grew up I kind of saw the possibility, as I got into college. And I’m happy to be here.”

8. My go-to music I listen to while I’m driving is …

“Hip-hop.”

9. My favorite family tradition is …

“Usually for Christmas, my family comes back to Mississippi and we spend Christmas there. We play a pretty fun Jeopardy game. It’s just good being back home with the family for the holidays.” 

10. My daily ritual is …

“I try to wake up, eat the same thing for breakfast. I watch as many videos as I can. I try to watch videos of some players that inspired me growing up. And, I also watch videos of me to just visualize things that I should be doing on the pitch. Sharpen myself up on the field before the game actually starts. So just try to follow the same routines every weekend and by the time the game comes, it comes natural. In Colorado, I would go to a breakfast spot that was close to where I lived and got the same thing. When I was in Houston, I would more so just cook the same thing.”

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