William Lutz

Neighborhood: Uptown

Profession: Professional Athlete, New Orleans Saints

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Wil Lutz

Describe what you love about what you do: I get to live out my dream every morning I wake up. I get to play in front of the best and most loyal fan base in the history of the National Football League. I love everything about it.

Name something about New Orleans that can always put you in a good mood: The beautiful historical feel of Uptown and the Lower Garden District. No matter the result of my day, my drive home through our beautiful streets filled with history will never be taken for granted.

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Wil Lutz

How do you see your industry evolving in response to the pandemic? By listening to professionals and working together, new protocols will be observed to keep everyone involved safe. It’s a whole new approach and we will continue to be vigilant about every safety measure.

In what ways do you see New Orleans as well suited to meet the challenges? When I think of New Orleans, I think of resilience. This city can come together through anything and everything.

How has the pandemic impacted you on a personal level? Unfortunately, my wedding was canceled. We still got married and I cannot wait to have one heck of a makeup wedding.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am an avid outdoorsman. There’s no better place than out on the water fishing or up in a tree stand on a hunt.

Favorite restaurant: Rock-n-Sake

Favorite bar: The District Lounge

Favorite simple indulgence: Creole Creamery

Favorite place to listen to music: Wednesday at the Square

Favorite meal and where to get it: A quick order of tacos at Taceaux Loco

Hobby you picked up during the pandemic: Cycling

TV show you binge watched during the pandemic: The third season of Ozark

Restaurants you ordered from the most: Katie's

How you’ve remained active: Cycling, running, and golfing

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.