Q&A With ODU Football's Justin Klingerman

March 04, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 4, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player


Justin Klingerman

Offensive Line

6-3, 290, So.

Valley Center, Calif.

Valley Center / Palomar College


When did you begin playing football?

When I was 14 years old


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My brother


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

ODU seemed to be the best fit


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

The speed of the game


If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Fullback because it seems like a fun position


Favorite sports other than your own?

Pro snowboarding


After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He is an upstanding leader I feel will take this team far


After meeting Coach Scott for the first time, what were your thoughts?

Coach Scott seems to be a smart, patient man who will coach a great offensive line


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

Listen to music


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

Eli Manning because he needs to be knocked out


What song is stuck in your head right now?

The Lion King song


What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I’ve blown my knee out twice and I’m still playing


What is your dream job?

CEO at a Fortune 500 company


What is your most valued possession?

My car


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Webb Center