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Q&A WIth ODU Football's Kai Blanco

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Release: April 15, 2009
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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

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