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NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to share the stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

There's levels to this game... Truss.

Truss Levelz w/ Cam Jordan & Mark Ingram The Players' Tribune

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NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to share the stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

There's levels to this game... Truss.

    Kamaru Usman

    Kamaru Usman

    On Truss Levelz, we’re all about the best. And this week, The BEST pound-for-pound fighter in the world … that man, Kamaru Usman, joins the fellas for a UFC special. Kamaru doesn’t hold back … ever. And here he lays it all out — about his journey from growing up in Nigeria to playing football in Texas, to becoming one of the world’s baddest fighter. It’s a journey you won’t want to miss in our Season 2 finale. Kamaru is THAT DUDE, tune in! 

     
    Growing up in Nigeria [7:10] 
    Wrestling in high school and reaching the national Level [22:07]
    Meeting Jon Jones and watching his first UFC fight with him [37:05]
    Having Rashad Evans as a mentor [39:45 ]
    Retaining his belt and knocking out Colby Covington [1:00:40] 

     

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Devonta Smith

    Devonta Smith

    We’ve got THE 2020 Mr. Heisman, coming from a little place we like to call TITLETOWN, USA, aka the University of Alabama. It’s DEVONTA Smith, everybody. The Eagles rookie pulls up on this episode of Truss Levelz to take the guys through his legendary career at Bama and his experience in the league so far. Y’all, we can’t wait to see this man make his mark on the game — nothing but love for this young fella. Devonta Smith, Chapter 1. Tune in! 
    Freshman year at the University of Alabama and his national championship touchdown [2:30] 
    Other college offers, meeting Coach Saban, and top highlights [10:45]
    Craziest Bama stories, winning the Heisman, and his Pro Day [22:45]
    Wide receiver talk, pregame playlist, and playing with Jalen Hurts [29:40]
    Signing with VRST and rookie year expectations [47:20]

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXxForFmBnEvxKtoU3tyndZZZtaa4pth9
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trusslevelz

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review anywhere you listen and share your feedback! 

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    • 50 min
    Cam Heyward

    Cam Heyward

    Steeler Nation, stand up! This week on Truss Levelz Steelers’ captain and Pro Bowl defensive lineman Cam Heyward joins the guys. We got more legacy on the show than ever before, as the guys relate to having NFL fathers. Cam touches on being a beast in high school basketball in Georgia — covering Dwight Howard! — what it was like dominating high school football, and his decision to go to Ohio State. He also goes in on what it means to be a Steeler, especially as someone from Pittsburgh. He’s one of the most consistent defensive players in the league and a true beast. Tune in! 
    2011 NFL Draft class being the greatest class ever [1:48]
    Cam’s father, NFL great — Ironhead Heyward [7:07]
    Going to Ohio State and playing in the national championship game [18:10]
    Getting drafted by Pittsburgh, playing for the Black and Gold [30:10]
    Being a lifetime Steeler and the rivalry with the Ravens [36:48]
    The Heyward House foundation [46:00]

     

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXxForFmBnEvxKtoU3tyndZZZtaa4pth9
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trusslevelz

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review anywhere you listen and share your feedback! 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

    The man, the myth, the Yahya! Our guy Yahya Abdul-Mateen II chops it up on this week’s Truss Levelz. Cam and Yahya take it way back to their Cali college days, when $150 got them looking RIGHT in a suit! Yahya gets down to the details about his journey from track athlete and architect major to budding actor at Yale School of Drama. From there, the man’s only been leveling up and stacking those blessings! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young legend. Don’t miss!
    College, Black Wednesday, running track at UC Berkeley [2:15]
    His acting origins and New Orleans talk [4:25]
    Going to Yale and first acting role [17:00]
    The Get Down, Watchmen, and his favorite role [18:58]
    Oakland, Kobe, and dealing with critics [23:35]

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXxForFmBnEvxKtoU3tyndZZZtaa4pth9
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trusslevelz

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review anywhere you listen and share your feedback!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    DeForest Buckner

    DeForest Buckner

    Beasts only. This week on Truss Levelz we got the Colts’ All-Pro defensive lineman, DeForest Buckner on the pod! The Hawaian-grown, Oregon-developed product has been a mess for O-lines to deal with since he got to the league, and he talks about his journey from the Islands to his position as one of the most dominant defensive linemen in all of football. Tune in for the truth from one of the league’s most intimidating players. 

     
    Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in high school [ ]
    Playing high school football in Hawaii [ ]
    Going to Oregon and losing in the national championship [ ]
    Playing for the 49ers and getting a sack in the Super Bowl [ ]
    Getting traded to the Indianapolis Colts and being All-Pro [ ] 

     

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXxForFmBnEvxKtoU3tyndZZZtaa4pth9
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trusslevelz

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review anywhere you listen and share your feedback! 

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    • 47 min
    Calais Campbell

    Calais Campbell

    Baltimore Ravens stud, All-Decade defensive end and Walter Payton Man of the Year, Calais Campbell, joins the guys on this week’s episode of Truss Levelz. The future Hall of Famer and one of the true D-line beasts of the league talks it all, from his time at The U to wreaking havoc throughout the NFL. Hell, just tune in for his incredible voice. Calais is as real as it comes!

     
    Career goals and going for 100 career sacks this season [5:00] 
    Growing up in Denver and dominating at basketball [6:25]
    Going to the University of Miami and playing tight end [11:20]
    Getting drafted by the Arizona Cardinals and playing in the Super Bowl [25:45]
    Going from Arizona to Jacksonville [37:40]
    Almost winning Defensive Player of the Year [43:35] 
    Winning the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year award [45:44]

     

    About Our Hosts:

    NFL superstars, Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are former Saints teammates and real-life friends whose personalities, minds, and hearts are as big as their talent on the field. Brimming with an infectious energy, these two juggernauts have joined forces to bring you Truss Levelz. A podcast where the best and brightest in the NFL share stories that go beyond the X’s and O’s while spreading good vibes far-and-wide. On its surface, football is a game of combat enacted by athletes at the peak of their performance. It’s the definition of rough & tumble and not for the faint of heart. But there’s so much more to these gridiron warriors than what we see on the field. Prepare yourself for the ultimate inside look into the world of football.

    There’s levels to this game… Truss.

    Other places to find Truss Levelz: 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXxForFmBnEvxKtoU3tyndZZZtaa4pth9
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trusslevelz

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review anywhere you listen and share your feedback! 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min

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Saints fan from Melbourne, Australia - Love these guys.
Super easy to listen too and genuine LEGACY dudes !!
Where did Lamar Jackson’s interview go ?! Missed it ..

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