Deep: The REAL Meaning Behind Colorado WR Laviska Shenault Jr.’s Dreadlocks


Meaning Behind Laviska’s Locs

Colorado Wide Receiver, Laviska Shenault Jr. was recently featured on ESPN Player because of his unstoppable talent and the heart-wrenching story behind his now 19-inch long dreadlocks.

I think them dreads make him magic.” – K.D Nixon, Colorado Wide Receiver

Losing his father, Laviska Shenault Sr., in a tragic accident at the age of 10 was a major influence behind his decision to grow out his locs.

Is there inner healing that comes from growing out dreadlocks? I think so.

Laviska Shenault Jr., Iman Marshall
Marcio Jose Sanchez, The Associated Press
Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. runs for a touchdown after a reception, past Southern California cornerback Iman Marshall (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Los Angeles.

I have a lot of respect for this young man for who he is, what he’s been through, and for who he can become.



Author: Jason Williams

My name is Jason and I am the founder of this blog, Originally this blog was intended to be specifically about the dreadlock community, it has now evolved into a 'blog for curious melanated minds'. I've decided to merge my personal journey of self-discovery in with common, sometimes uncommon, quests of other melinated minds. Although I have not been established as a writer on a "professional" level nor have the socially accepted validation of academic credentials, I have aspirations to develop myself as a writer and to use my passion for writing to inspire higher vibrations in the melinated minds around the world. You can support the movement and the website @ Your support helps grow the website, support the creators, and bring future ideas into reality. Thank you in advance. Stay up, Stay loc'd, Stay tru. Peace.

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