Kroy Biermann is back on the field!
The preseason is over and it's time to get down to the real business. The Atlanta Falcons defensive end will be hitting the gridiron on Sunday for the team's season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
But, football definitely isn't the only obligation he has.
The 28-year-old Montana native is also a reality TV star. Biermann frequently appears on the Bravo reality series Don't Be Tardy with his wife Kim Zolciak and their six children!
However, for the past month, Biermann has been a part of a different type of reality series - HBO's Hard Knocks.
Since the 2014 season of the reality sports series features the Falcons, Biermann has been in front of the cameras quite a bit this year. Some fans are wondering will all of the camera time affect his performance on the field.
For those who don't know, Biermann was out the entire 2013 season after he tore his Achilles tendon on September 16 of last year.
So, the series actually chronicled Biermann's official return to the gridiron. But, he's reportedly not worried about anything and nothing is going to distract him from the game.
During a recent interview, Biermann put things into perspective and insisted that he's not distracted by any of the cameras rolling around him. He has work to do and he's definitely focused on getting the job done, reports ESPN.
"Like I've told people in the past, that's her deal," Biermann explained. "That's her job. That's something that she really enjoys to do. And, I don't mind. I'm around. I'm in the house. And so, that's kind of where you see me," he continued.
"I'm not really that big of a role in the show because it's her deal. But we're a family so when they're filming her, I might be around," he said. "There are boundaries there that they know they can't cross with me. It's a balance, but it's not too hard."
Biermann's family is well aware of the work he has to do. The big man is expected to start on Sunday so he has to be ready and staying focused is the key. But, he is confident that he's up for the job. When asked about his health, he said he feels great!
"I think I'm good and I think the preseason was a good test," Biermann said of his health. "I feel great. I'm ready to go. The biggest thing is switching to a little bit more coverage this year," he explained.
"I want to get that down. You never want to turn a guy loose because he might beat you. He may beat you because he got you on one play, but you never want to turn a guy loose. And that's mentally being prepared for the route you're going to see."
The Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints Sunday, September 7 in the Georgia Dome at 12:00pm ET.