MIAMI DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVER
Playing football in the NFL was always a dream for Jarvis Landry — now he’s honored to be living that dream. When he’s not on the gridiron, Landry devotes most his of time to family and friends, as well as pursuing hobbies such as singing, playing the guitar and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.
You played for LSU before the NFL. Why did you choose that school? I grew up watching the LSU Tigers and hoped one day I could play on that field too. I also wanted to be close to my family. Baton Rouge was a quick trip home — and a quick trip for them to visit and watch me play.
Tell us about being drafted by the Dolphins in the second round in 2014. I was filled with all sorts of emotions. I was eager to achieve my lifelong goal of playing in the NFL. I knew being drafted would change not only my life forever, but my family’s, too, so when the Dolphins called my name, I felt extremely blessed to start this next chapter and journey.
Why do you think they chose you? I think they saw a great player who had so much passion for the game and wanted to win.
What is the hardest thing about playing football? Staying healthy.
What other sports do you like? I like to play basketball, soccer, badminton and, most of all, Quidditch!
Can’t Live Without: Sleeping in my own bed and driving my own car
Car: 458 Ferrari California
Watch Brand: Rolex
Dream Vacation: Being on an island with my friends.
Three Things You Pack While Traveling: Clothes, iPhone and toothbrush
Car Dealership: JM Lexus
Restaurant: Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market in Miami or Shuck N Dive Cajun Café in Fort Lauderdale. I love them both because they serve Louisiana seafood and that reminds me of home.
Brunch Spot: O-B House in Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour Spot: My house
Cocktail: Jameson and ginger
Shopping Destination: Design District
Charitable Cause: A high school friend of Landry’s passed away from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. Landry promised her that he would help raise awareness for this disease, therefore, he helps the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in any way he can to support their efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease and help those with cystic fibrosis live longer, healthier lives. cff.org