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Q&A With ODU Football's James Rainey

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 13, 2009
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March 13, 2009

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

 

James Rainey

Offensive Line

6-3, 250, Fr.

Ocean Lakes HS

 

When did you begin playing football?

When I was 7 years old I started playing flag football

 

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My high school coach, he really helped me turn my life around

 

Why did you choose to attend ODU?

Same reason everyone else did, history

 

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

The speed, tempo and competition

 

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

Feeling the excitement around you

 

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

Quarterback, I have always felt I was meant to be one I was just born into a lineman’s body

 

Favorite sports other than your own?

Surfing

 

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

This guy wants to win

 

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

I have never seen someone so excited about football

 

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

Not really, just to sit and think about the game

 

What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice thus far?

Watching our kicker Drew fall in the weight room while doing hang cleans

 

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

Jeff Saturday, he’s one of the best centers in the NFL and I could learn a lot from him.

 

What song is stuck in your head right now?

John Deere Green by Joe Diffie

 

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

I love to spend my summer surfing and I used to play running back

 

What is your dream job?

Offensive line coach for a Division I program

 

What is your most valued possession?

My cell phone, I can’t function without it

 

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Quiznos, I can’t stay away from the Baja chicken sub

 

 

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