Dallas Cowboys star Linebacker Micah Parsons opened up about his aspirations beyond the football field during an interview with GQ Magazine.
Parsons revealed his desire to one day disappear to Africa and immerse himself in the rich cultural experiences the continent has to offer.
When asked about a destination he hasn’t visited yet but longs to, Parsons didn’t hesitate to express his fascination with Africa.
Parsons: “Africa. I’ve been telling my friends that one day I’m gonna disappear, and you’ll see me in Africa. I’m big on disappearing. I just want to experience the culture the best I can, really. Don’t think about it, just wake up and say, ‘This is what I’m gonna do today.'”
This sentiment speaks to Parsons’ adventurous spirit and his yearning to connect with different cultures in a deeply meaningful way.
Parsons’ ambitions extend far beyond his travel aspirations.
In a separate conversation, he shared his determination to not only secure a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but to be remembered as one of the greatest players to have ever graced the field.
Parsons’ lofty goals were succinctly put, “When you talk about great careers, when you talk about the Hall of Fame, like I don’t think I just want to make the Hall of Fame. I just want to be known as one of the greatest Hall of Famers.”
His words showcase a desire for excellence that goes beyond the confines of the football field. Parsons’ vision for his legacy doesn’t just encompass acknowledgment in the Hall of Fame; he aspires to stand among the iconic names that have left an indelible mark on the sport.
He elaborated on his desire to be more than just a name on a list, stating, “There’s categories to everything. There’s good. There’s great and there’s like, perfect. When you talk about me, I don’t want to just be mentioned in the Hall of Fame. Yeah, that’s a great accolade, but I want to be one of the greatest in the Hall of Fame.”
Drawing parallels with legends like Tom Brady, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton, Parsons is aiming for an elite echelon of players who have left an everlasting impact on the game.
His determination and focus on greatness underline the dedication he brings to every aspect of his life, both on and off the field.