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Learn About Your Monarchs: Q&A With Lawrence Holley

August 14, 2014
By ODU Athletics

Throughout fall camp ODUSports.com will do Q&A's with members of the Monarchs.  Today's chat is with freshman cornerback, Lawrence Holley.

Q: When you came to Old Dominion on your recruiting trip, what was it about the school, fans or fellow players/coaches that made you decide to come here?

A: The coaches made it feel a lot like home and welcomed me when I came here. They promoted the school and program really well.

Q: What is your favorite book or series?

A: I would have to say the Harry Potter series are my favorite.

Q: Have you played a position other than cornerback before?

A: I played quarterback and wide receiver in high school.

Q: What event in your life help you decide to play or pursue a career in college football?

A: Probably when I was five years old my dad started me playing football and I fell in love with it young.

Q: Did any of your family play high school or collegiate athletics?

A: My mom played high school basketball and my dad played college football at West Virginia.

Q: What would a good theme song for your life be?

A: ‘Turn up’ by Jadakiss

Q: What is the biggest culture shock coming from Pennsylvania to Virginia?

A: Pretty much the weather. The weather is a lot hotter here.

Q: Which animal is your favorite to go see when at the zoo?

A: The lions.

Q: What are you most looking forward to when you run through the tunnel on game day?

A: Just to hear how loud the fans are and to be a part of the college football atmosphere.

Q: If you could do anything in the world without fear of failure what would you do?

A: Talk to Meagan Good (Actress).

Q: What is your favorite video game to play with your teammates?

A: Madden.

Q: Who is your role model or the person you look up to the most in life?

A: Allen Iverson. He is my favorite athlete.

Q: Do you have a pre-game ritual or routine that you do before every game?

A: I just put my headphones in and listen to a playlist of songs I have. You’ll find some Jadakiss, Chief Keef, and Curren$y.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL team? And is there a particular team that you love to root against?

A: My favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers and I love to root against the Dallas Cowboys.

Q: What is your opinion of being a participant in the first Friday night football game at Old Dominion?

A: That’s exciting. It’s the first time ever doing it and it is exciting to be a part of it.

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