"Every day I wake up and thank God that I've had the career that I've had," he said during a recent Scout Radio interview. "You look around at your friends who are working 9 to 5 jobs and you're just thankful for the hand you've been dealt. I'm thankful for everything that's transpired during my career."
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"It was brutal. The tendon that holds your tricep to your elbow tore off my elbow," he explained. "I was blocking, I was trying to cut a linebacker and was diving and I put my arm down. And with the force my arm hit the ground, my tricep just snapped."
The 6-foot-3, 350-pound lineman provides an update on his progress and his readiness for his first year in Detroit in our Scout Radio audio feature. And he also talks about his career in Baltimore and the great work he's done with his charitable foundation, Big Ed's Band (www.bigedsband.com), that provides assistance to the music programs of inner-city schools.
"We have an open application process for music teachers to apply on a needs to wants basis. I guess we've helped over 50 schools in the time I've been in Baltimore," he said. " And it's been a great time doing it, especially since music is a passion of mine. I always find out that you can always connect with somebody with some sort of music."
Scout.com subscribers can listen to this 6-minute audio feature with Ed Mulitalo, one of the NFL's truly fun and good guys, by clicking the link below:
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