Tyrann Mathieu never had it easy growing up in the Fifth Ward of New Orleans. His father was in jail for murder and his mother left him to be raised by other family members. But he did not let it define him and has grown with their relationships over the years. Hurricane Katrina displaced him as a teenager, and he’s lost so many friends and family over the years that he’s running out of places to tattoo the crosses honoring those who he now sees as “angels looking over him” on his leg.
This is Tyrann’s journey…in his words.