Q&A With ODU Football's Ricky Nichols
By ODU Athletics
March 11, 2009
A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player
5-11, 175, Fr.
When did you begin playing football?
When I was 8 years old
Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
Why did you choose to attend ODU?
Location and it was a new program
What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?
Dedication to school and football
What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?
The best part is playing in front of great fans
If you could play another position what would it be and why?
Wide receiver because I run great routes (have average hands) and can’t be covered
Favorite sports other than your own?
After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?
He has great energy and would give a great pregame speech
After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?
He’s real, very real
Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?
I always spray cologne all over my uniform to smell fresh
What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice thus far?
When Coach Malloy throws tantrums after a dropped pass
If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?
I would want to cover Steve Smith because he torches everyone
What song is stuck in your head right now?
Lodi Dodi, Shawty Lo featuring Gucci Mane
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I never hold grudges and I try to stay positive
What is your dream job?
To be a head football coach
What is your most valued possession?
My mother because I could never lose her
What is your favorite place to eat on campus?
Whitehurst because it’s never too crowded