SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young


Browns safety Damarious Randall strives to inspire, empower children who stutter

By Nate Ulrich

Damarious Randall barely talked the first time the Browns introduced him to the media…

Yet as the season unfolded, Randall became one of the most quotable Browns players and a de facto locker room spokesman. He also labeled himself “one of the best trash talkers in the world” last month after a 35-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

It didn’t take long for Randall to find his voice with the Browns, but what many football fans may not realize is the starting defensive back who has a team-high four interceptions this season is also on a mission to help children who stutter become comfortable expressing themselves.

“I can really relate to them because I was in their shoes. I was those same kids,” Randall said. “Sometimes it just feels like it’s you versus the world.”

Randall grew up with a stutter. He went to speech therapy from ages 10 to 12 but it didn’t seem to do the trick. Then everything suddenly changed when he was 17.

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