My name is Norvel Stewart. I go by DJ. I’m from Hartford, Connecticut, Jamaica.
I know both my friends from Jamaica, so I always put that out there and I play wing.
So my football career started playing football in the streets. Chris Rose, he’s the one who actually like, you know, seeing potential in me. You see what I can do.
On the very first time ever I tried to play youth football, I actually got cut and everything that got cut, I’d said that would never, ever happen again.
So I took off from there. And then I went to a beautiful high school on a tight outlook where there were there are multiple guys on the high school who goes from like NFL, NBA, all types of just big sports is a really big school, a really big sports school and of course, education.
Then I went to the University of Road Island under Jim Fleming, who’s a great guy, a phenomenal guy who I still keep in contact with.
All three of those guys are like, you know, super close to me. I have a lot of respect for them, super, super respect for them.
In college, I was originally recruited to be a wide obviousreceiver, and then I moved to safety because of obviously reasons for the team and, you know, I’m a team player, whatever the team needs I can do.
I can pretty much play anywhere in the field. Honestly, rugby, football, it don’t matter what sport is.
So coming out of college. Yes, I met with the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and about two months out of that, I worked out for the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens were also there at that workout as well.
I actually into bobsled through Jim Fleming, which is my college football head coach. He got a phone call and he said, you know, I got an opportunity for you. Do you want it? I said, of course.
He was like, I see you doing this. You know, you’re an athletic guy. You can fit anywhere in any sport, so go ahead and do that. So I went out there and I did I did absolutely great.
So bobsled was actually a very unique experience. I got to learn about muscles that I never used before. I got to meet some great, great people that that came from all around the world. Great. I’m talking about us Olympic athletes.
That was something that was one of my most memorable moments. The coaches were great. The atmosphere was great. Where we were, the location was great.
I love rugby league. I’m trying to take this rugby opportunity to the highest level I can, obviously, as with the USA bobsled team, so I’m trying to go with this rugby team. With rugby, I am trying to get on the USA team as well. So I am trying to tak take it the highest level I can, and that has always been the goal is to maximize on my opportunity that I have now, take it to the highest level that I can always take anything I do in life. Even if it’s just working a regular job, get the most out of that job yourself and maximize on the position.
So traveling, the kids, the fans, meeting new individuals who like myself, the media, I love the media. It’s so much fun. Just rugby is just a great sport all around it. It’s taken me to places I’ve never been before.
Like I’ve never been to New Orleans, never been there. I always wanted to go. I never had a time to go, but not went. So we have got a lot of places I really wanted to go, especially countries which is going to be major. That’s going to be fun.
Living in Glendale, Colorado, is amazing. I’m actually looking to move here permanently. I have super enjoyed and maximized my time here. I’ve been on the bike Trailss, I’ve been in the mountains. I have been like, you know, downtown. I had been doing everything I possibly can do that I know I would never have to say what if. I should have, could have, would have.
I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m living my life to the fullest. That’s how I am. Personally, I, I maximize on everything