What do you like to do in your free time?
“I like to hang out with my teammates. I like to just hang out with the guys, be a normal guy pretty much. I’ve never been hunting before but I’ve always wanted to. Being in Nebraska, I have a lot of teammates that go out and do it, and I always talk to them about going but I could never make it out there, so maybe I’ll get the chance to do that.”
Do you like to fish?
“I’ve been fishing once, and it was pretty fun I guess. I think it’s something that you like it or you don’t. I haven’t gone fishing a lot of times so I can’t tell you if I like it or I hate it yet, so hopefully I get some more opportunities to go out there and do that. But I hear it’s really relaxing, and that’s right up my alley.”
Arizona is known to be a very dry heat. We don’t have that down here; it is a very wet heat.
“That’s fine. Coming from Nebraska, it’s really humid summers out here. I figured if I could play in Nebraska, I could play anywhere. It’s the coldest of cold and the hottest of hot with the 90-degree heat and the 90% humidity out here. Then you flip the script and you go below freezing. So I figured if I could play here I could play anywhere. “
What would you say your strengths are as a lineman? Are you looking forward to blocking for Drew Brees?
“For a guy my size, I think I move my feet pretty well. I have a pretty good kick-slide so that will come in handy when Drew drops back to pass. I’m a young guy; I’ve still got a lot to learn. I’d love to go in there and learn from all the veterans, ask them what I can bring. I think I can bring a little youth, I can move my feet pretty well, I’ve got pretty good hands and pretty long arms as well. I can use my length to my advantage when I need it. Those are some things I can bring to the team and am looking forward to bringing."