Q&A With ODU Football's Jeremy Hensley

February 28, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 28, 2009

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



Jeremy Hensley

Offensive Line

6-1, 285, So.

La Palma, Calif.

Kennedy / Fullerton College


When did you begin playing football?

In the 4th grade


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My father


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

I felt like they had a lot of potential


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

The competition that goes on in practice


What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?

The opportunity to set the bar high


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

Defensive tackle because that’s what I used to play


Favorite sports other than your own?



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

He is a calm and collective person who knows what he wants


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He could really help me improve my skills


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

Darnell Dockett, the Cardinals defensive tackle


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

I’m Native American


What is your dream job?

Civil engineer


What is your most valued possession?

My brain


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Webb Center