Linebacker who won Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints, played for a total of 11 years in the NFL.
He was raised in a traditional Japanese household and attended Rio Mesa High School.
He is a political liberal who openly supported gay rights and advocated for adoption.
His father was one of the Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II.
He won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints alongside teammate and Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees.