New England Patriots Player Reveals Creative Side With Odd ‘Sunday Night Football’ Intro
Sports| | By Brian Delpozo
In addition to adjusting to his new team (Bennett had 3 catches for 14 yards in the game) the former Pro Bowl tight-end is known for his off-the-field creative endeavors, including music and art. He also writes and illustrates children’s books.
Bennett spoke to Boston’s WBZ-TV about how his daughter, Austin Jett, influenced his upcoming book, Hey A.J. It’s Saturday. “I wanted to start off with Saturday, because as a kid it was always my favorite day of the week. Just waking up and watching cartoons, eating big bowls of cereal out of the biggest bowl my mom had in the house. I wanted kids to meet A.J. on her Saturday. A.J.’s an imaginative girl whose imagination — she always uses her imagination so much she ends up making a mess.” Bennett went on to speak about the creative legacy he hopes to leave with his work: “I feel like the things that we create live on forever. Football, there’s going to be another Martellus Bennett (who will) come around and break the records… I don’t want my daughter to grow up saying that my dad had a great stiff arm. I want her to know that he created, he made things. These are stories that are going to be here forever for her, and whenever she needs me I’ll always be there through story.” Bennett often shares images and previews of his work with followers on his Instagram page.
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