Duval Enjoy is a former Offensive Lineman who graduated from UCLA and performed 11 many years in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals and made the Pro Bowl. I was honored when he agreed to meet with me to solution some concerns for the internet site.Who did you idolize in the NFL whilst developing up?Properly, I was a large Dallas Cowboys supporter and a Minnesota Vikings enthusiast. It is sort of amusing that I was not truly a Rams fan. I appreciated the Cowboys due to the fact the offensive line would do that tiny pause and go up, so I was right away attracted to that. I was a huge supporter of Harvey Martin, Also Tall Jones, Randy White, and Pat Donovan and these kinds of men. I often favored linemen. One of my preferred gamers was on the Miami Dolphins, Dwight Stevenson. He usually kind of catered to the linemen. Expanding up, I usually viewed the linemen and as I was obtaining more mature I needed to see if I was achieving 6'2 or 6'3. A single working day, if I received that tall, I might be capable to perform in the execs.From Substantial University to University to Expert, who was the one particular person who experienced the biggest effect on your life?I will tell you the greatest affect is my father. There is certainly no doubt about it. To see in which he arrived from and the way he works and what he taught me is remarkable. He didn't go to school, just had a sixth grade training from the south. I am the only child and my dad's been there every stage of the way, great or poor. I have got to get my hat off to him. My dad and mom have been married 45 years and they've been actual supportive by way of the very good moments, undesirable instances, obtaining into the professionals, the Pro Bowl and becoming indicted. I imply they have constantly been there. I have wonderful mother and father and my dad's always been there. He's been like my large brother and a dad. He is in no way let me down. He is my part model.A 10th spherical draft decide helps make it. How frequently did you remind your teammates of this?1st of all, when I received drafted in the tenth round, I was devastated. Every person was like, "Oh you received drafted!" and I felt like, "Tenth spherical. WOO. Let us get off the zero and make it a one." But you know, right after you seem again, I was fortunate enough to get drafted but I had my operate reduce out for me. It seems like in my life I have to do issues the tough way. Practically nothing arrives easy. I do not have that luck of factors just dropping in my lap. I often have to do things the difficult way.They experienced four Pro Bowlers on the line and 3 sufficient again ups. My chances where slim-to-none and slim experienced just walked out. I lay on the mattress that night time searching at the roster and I imagined, there is no way...I was in the gutter. Then I went to camp and I labored my butt off. Hudson Houck was my line coach. He's one of the ideal line coaches in the NFL. He's the Miami Dolphins line mentor now. He experienced recruited me to go to USC as line coach so we experienced some history with each other. He drafted me in the tenth spherical. I worked difficult. I got stubborn out every working day and I created the team. I was shocked and dismayed but I created the team.To back again up, when I went to Ram Park there was a guy named Ray San Jose. Ray stood out in the parking good deal and as you obtained out of your vehicle he'd phone you over and say the head coach desires to talk to you. That meant you were absent. You have been reduce. And so I bear in mind that closing reduce, obtaining out of my vehicle, Ray standing there, bless his coronary heart. I was thinking, "Male if he phone calls me above there, it's more than." I took a single action, two measures. He looked at me, I'm looking at him. I took a step closer. "Are you gonna phone my name or what?" He gave me the old thumbs up. "You created it."I walked in the locker room with my chest higher and I then saw my lockers because the lockers for rookies were place in the middle. You get these tiny bogus lockers in the middle of the locker room and when they consider them down, that meant you were out of there. So I named these lockers "Demise Row" because one by one particular, they ended up selecting you off and you have been long gone. And mine had a minor piece of tape that stated Enjoy 67. Then I noticed my locker was right next to Jackie Slater with my name on for genuine and then I understood I was there to continue to be. I stayed there seven a long time.So then you went on to Pittsburgh the place you created your 1st Pro Bowl?Yeah, I played seven several years for L.A. 1985 to 1991 and then I went Prepare B totally free agency to Pittsburgh. It was Invoice Cowher's 1st 12 months. Chuck Knoll experienced retired and Bill Cowher got the task. (Previous Defensive Coordinator for Kansas Metropolis) Fascinating story is you in no way know who's searching at you. When I was with the Rams, we played Kansas City in Germany and we ended up more than there for a week. Coach Cowher was the Defensive Coordinator and he had seen me simply because we ended up scrimmaging ever working day. Above there in Germany, some men, no wives, no girlfriends, we had been ingesting a good deal. I was nonetheless one. A whole lot of men did not apply because they have been hung in excess of and every working day I came out and practiced. Swinging away, fighting, no make a difference what I did the night time just before. I arrived out and I was hustling simply because I realized I necessary to make the team and I was not as secure so I had to go out and bust my butt. And Coach Cowher observed me and stated, "Who's that male with the fight?" Every day he arrives up with his lunch pail and he's doing work his butt off and he noticed me."So my title arrived up on Strategy B when he became the head coach of Pittsburgh and he mentioned, "I want that dude on my staff." I was the 1st dude he signed as the head mentor of the Steelers. So the story is you in no way know who's watching you. If I determined to consider a pair times off due to the fact I was also drunk or had 3 or 4 girls the evening just before, you know. But I came out swinging absent each and every practice, no matter how several beers I was pounding in Berlin due to the fact that is what I adore, soccer. I produced an impact on him. I experienced a fantastic three a long time there. I went all professional.What one minute do you don't forget the most from the Professional Bowl? The one moment was that our middle manufactured it, Dermontti Dawson. I known as him up and he was two doors down from me. I said, "Hey, what are you gonna put on?" And he mentioned, "What do you indicate?" and I stated, "I don't know what to put on." He explained, "Gentleman, we're in Hawaii, put on your flip flops and use shorts and your tank leading and go down there," and he hung up on me. I was nervous. Dan Marino, John Elway, Emmitt Smith - all of these excellent players and now I was one particular of them. It was kind of hard to imagine myself as one of them sitting down in the very same place, we're all Professional Bowlers. It was my very first one so I was excited.So I went down there...I was nervous and I could not speak. I felt like I was tripping in excess of the carpet. I sat down and I mentioned, "Be nonetheless." I was shaking and all the wonderful players came in and I