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Q&A With ODU Football's Ricky Nichols

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 11, 2009
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March 11, 2009

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

 

Ricky Nichols

Cornerback

5-11, 175, Fr.

Norfolk, Va.

Maury HS

 

When did you begin playing football?

When I was 8 years old

 

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My uncle

 

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?

Basketball

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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