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Rashard Mendenhall is a former NFL running back for the Arizona Cardinals & Pittsburgh Steelers. He debuted for the Steelers in 2008 after he was the 23rd selection in the 1st round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Rashard attended college at the University of Illinois where he majored Community Recreation. He is currently a writer & producer living in Santa Monica.

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The NFL in 10 Years, Maybe

(38) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM

I love the game of football. Most people know this; however, some question it because of my decision to stop playing. Football has always been in my heart, and that will never change. I am a lifelong fan of the game.

On this the 10-year anniversary of The Huffington Post,...

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The Life of a Rose

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM

The Life of a Rose I

The life of a rose is brilliant.
Standing tall and beautiful in magnificence.
No matter if in a bunch, or to itself.
Each rose shines a light, bringing life to our world.
Filling the air with stunning fragrance.
One...

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The First Step

(45) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 4:54 PM

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation. I'm supposed to be broke right now, or maybe the statistics...

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Why I Retired At 26

(325) Comments | Posted March 9, 2014 | 6:21 PM

I decided not to hold a press conference because I didn't want to have to say things that were cliché. I've done enough of that since I've been playing football. I actually didn't really plan on saying anything about my retirement at all. I just kind of wanted to disappear....

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The Vision

(3) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 10:17 AM

A little more than two years ago, while sitting still on my couch in Pittsburgh, I saw something very clearly. Some people would call it a vision. I could see myself swimming in a large body of water, most likely an ocean. It was very late at night, remote from...

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Simplicity

(10) Comments | Posted April 21, 2013 | 4:46 PM

I have recently relocated. I packed up all of my belongings, tagged my townhouse with a "For Sale" sign, and have journeyed to the other side of the country, to an entirely new place, completely removed from everything that I am used to, and very different than anywhere that I've...

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My Comfort Zone

(9) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 12:28 PM

I believe that every person has his or her own special place, where they can get away from the busyness of the world. This can be a quiet, peaceful place where life is a little bit slower, or it can mean doing something exciting -- something that you're passionate about,...

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Having an Open Mind

(44) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 5:56 PM

One of my favorite things to do is going to the bookstore. When I'm walking through a bookstore or a library, I feel like a kid at a candy factory!

Being around so many different books and so many different titles, you can feel the variety of great ideas coupled...

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