As a running back, you’re basically using your body as a battering ram. And I end up pinned in some really awkward positions. I thought if my muscles were more flexible and had experienced some of those stresses beforehand in yoga, I’d be less likely to get hurt.
That's for all you people who think yoga's for sissies! Incidentally, EG is on the cover of the book 'Real Men Do Yoga', and I can attest (although it's feeble compared to EG) that yoga has helped my weight training and stress management.