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Get to Know Your Monarchs: Larry Pinkard Q&A

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: August 08, 2013
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NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University football finished their fourth practice of the preseason this morning, their second in shoulder pads.  ODUSports.com will talk to a player every practice to let the fans get to know the Monarchs.

Today we take a look at redshirt junior, Larry Pinkard.

ODUSports.com Q&A with Larry Pinkard – Wide Receiver – Washington, D.C.

When did you start playing football? I started playing football at the age of six.  My parents took my brother to a Boys and Girls Club of America and I decided to go with them, and that’s what got me started.

Biggest Inspiration? My mom.  She’s been there for me ever since I was little.

Favorite sports team? Washington Redskins.  My hometown team.

Favorite Athlete?  John Wall

Why Old Dominion? It was my first offer and I wanted to be loyal.

Favorite football memory?  Against James Madison my redshirt freshman year, on the play the snap was fumbled and Taylor threw it up to me and they had two defensive backs on me and I caught the ball for a touchdown.

Talk about the competition at the wide receiver position.  It’s competitive, but at the same time we’re helping each other.  We have a lot of young guys that haven’t played so we’re trying to develop those guys and get them better.

What was your summer like? The summer was a grind.  We were here the whole time, running and lifting weights, just trying to get better.

What’s it like playing in the Hampton Roads area?  The fans show are great, they are very supportive.  They are with us every step of the way.

Something most people won’t know about you? I’m very quiet.  If I’m not comfortable, I won’t say much.

What is on your iPod? Meek Mill, he’s my favorite rapper.  Rick Ross and a couple of Washington D.C. rappers.

Dream Vacation?  I’d like to go to Hawaii, enjoy the beach.

What is your major? Sport Management. 

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