006: Mayor Wrights Housing to the NFL | Chris Fuamatu-Maafala
Season 1 Episode 6
Shownotes and Links
- Chris Fuamatu-Maafala grew up in Mayor Wrights Housing in Kalihi, Hawaii as the youngest of eleven children. At the age of ten, his father passed away and he was raised by his hero, his mother. With the help of his family, community members, coaches, and teammates, he was able to make his dream of playing in the NFL a reality. He talks about some of the struggles he went through on his journey to the NFL and the people around him that helped him get to his dream. His humble and focused attitude and faith in God has helped him throughout his life now that he is a husband and father. Chris was an excellent running back with a rare combination of size and speed. One of the best at that position to ever come out of the state of Hawaii. In 2015, he was ranked as the 9th best running back in Utah Utes history by the Deseret News.
- Music – Tiare Tahiti by Clint Mariteragi from the 2009 album Tamari’i No Tahiti.