Music & Athletes

Everyday, the line between entertainer and athlete slightly thins as the music world and sports culture continue to collide. Some players are becoming increasingly popular from his or her dance moves on and off the field and even their relationship with music icons. Every stadium in the world is filled with eclectic music genres to cater to different athletes and the fans. Because of the musical and athletic merge, athletes have everything from lucky songs to gameday playlists to achieve not only a win but also a stamp in media culture.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl 2017 game is composed of players from across the nation, with deep roots in various parts of the world. We had the privilege of not only meeting players but also discussing music and how it impacts their game. A few of the players have musical playlists including the great classics, hometown heroes and even trendy one hit wonders. Whatever the case may be, these players owe their Senior Bowl selection to a few celebrities we may or may not know.

#34 Alex Anzalone - ILB- Florida

- Meek Mill (from any of his albums but always Dreams and Nightmares)

- Eminem

- Kendrick Lamar

- Rihanna (just a little)

  • “I’m from Philly, so I’m gonna always go with Meek 1st,” stated Alex.

#84 Chad Williams- WR - Grambling State

- NBA Youngboy

- Webbie

- Boosie

- Gotti (CM9)

- WNC Whop Beezy

  • “I’m from the Rouge so I have to represent in my music,” explained Chad.

#54 Dalvin Tomlinson - DT - Alabama

- Pastor Troy

- Lil Wayne

- Meek Mill

- Rihanna

- Kanye West

  • “Uhh I do listen to a little Rihanna, I’m not ashamed to say that,” chuckled Dalvin.

#4 Nate Peterman - QB - Pittsburgh

- Hillsong United

- Elevation Worship

- Switchfoot

  • “I really get pumped up listening to gospel before the game, gotta thank Him,” responded Nate.

#22 Lorenzo Jerome - S - Saint Francis (PA)

- Future

- Kodak

- Feeti Emeechi (Ft. Lauderdale favorite)

- Lil Wayne

- Lucci

  • “A lot of people don’t know about Fettie because he’s local, but he’s got good music,” stated Lorenzo.

#94 Derek Rivers - OLB - Youngstown State

- Kevin Gates

- Lil Wayne

- Fred Hamilton

- J.Cole

- Future

  • “I always gotta throw in a little Freddy, his gospel music gets me hype,” explained Derek.

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