Ravens CB, Fabian Washington Interview
Fabian Washington attended the University of Nebraska to play college football. He earned playing time for the beginning of his freshman year. He started 35 games and finished with 11 interceptions and 38 pass deflections throughout his career. He entered the 2005 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round by the Oakland Raiders. He played with the Raiders for three years before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens. He played with the ravens another three years. This interview was conducted before the 2010 season.
Strauss : Why do you make it important to connect to the fans?
Washington : I tweet a lot so the fans can get to know the real me.
Strauss : Who was your childhood star?
Washington : I grew up the biggest Deion Sanders fan.
Strauss : If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
Washington : Martin Luther King Jr. – Need I say more.
Strauss : What is your favorite movie of all time?
Washington : Definitely Scarface.
Strauss : What is your favorite snack food?
Washington : French Fries
MS : What is your favorite TV-Show?
Washington : CSI – Miami
MS : What is your favorite meal?
Washington : Steak and Lobster
MS : What is your favorite video game?
Washington : Tiger Woods ’10
Strauss : What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
Washington : I grew up a BIG Buccaneers fan. It was tough, because they were losing but I stayed loyal.
Strauss : How long have you played football?
Washington : I’ve played football since I was nine [years old].
Strauss : Did you play any other sports in high school?
Washington : I also played basketball and I ran track. In track, I won district a championship, regional championship, and third in the state championship (All in the 100m).
Strauss : At what age, did you realize that you were going to play football in college and in the NFL?
Washington : Around my Junior Year in high school, I realized I was pretty good.
Strauss : If you weren’t playing in the NFL (or after retirement), what would you want to do?
Washington : Honestly, it was football or nothing. I put everything I had into playing football and it has worked out pretty good thus far.
Strauss : When did you see your first live NFL game? Who played? Who won?
Washington : My Junior year in college, I went to see Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams in the playoffs. The falcons won by a lot.
Strauss : What is your favorite memory from Nebraska?
Washington : I will always remember my first play as a freshman. I got a pick six vs. Arizona State University. It was a great way to start my college career.
Strauss : For someone aspiring to play football in the NFL, do you have any advice for them?
Washington : Just do your best and the rest will work its self out.
Strauss : Thank you for your time.
Washington : Anytime buddy, thank you.