Q&A WIth ODU Football's Kai Blanco

April 15, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 15, 2009

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


Kai Blanco

Tight End

6-3, 215, Fr.

Alexandria, Va.

Mount Vernon HS


When did you begin playing football?

I began playing football at 7 years old.


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My father has had the greatest impact on my career.


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

My friends, the new football team and my major.


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

The speed of the game.


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

Experiencing the college life as a football player


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

Quarterback, because I like to be in control.


Favorite sports other than your own?

Basketball, Soccer.


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

He’s very professional


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

He can make me great.


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

No I just do what comes up.


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

Chris Cooley because he plays my position on my favorite team.


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Paper planes


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

I play the guitar


What is your dream job?

To own an international company


What is your most valued possession?

My car


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Webb Center