Colts LB, Cody Glenn Interview
Cody Glenn played college football at the University of Nebraska. He played running back throughout his first three years there, and then switched to linebacker for his senior season. He then entered the 2009 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 5th round by the Washington Redskins. He was cut in the preseason, but the Colts signed him and he remained with the Colts from 2009 to 2011. He played in Super Bowl XLIV mainly on Special Teams. This interview was conducted before he signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
Strauss : How do you connect with your fans?
Glenn : I enjoy connecting with fans on different social media avenues like Twitter and Facebook.
Strauss : What was your high school football experience like?
Glenn : It was a lot of fun. We had lots of good competition.
Strauss : What was it like to get recruited to play at Nebraska?
Glenn : It was great because it was Nebraska, and I really knew the traditions that Nebraska had.
Strauss : What was the transition like to Nebraska?
Glenn : The weather and the distance were the biggest adjustments, but overall, it wasn’t too bad.
Strauss : Did you have a best friend at Nebraska?
Glenn : I had two. One was Ndamukong Suh and the other was David Harvey.
Strauss : As an RB, what was your favorite TD of your collegiate career?
Glenn : I scored a game winning one against Kansas.
Strauss : What was the switch like to play LB in college?
Glenn : I actually loved it. It was a great switch for me.
Strauss : What was the hardest part of switching to linebacker?
Glenn : The hardest part for me was having to learn the differences between offense and defense.
Strauss : What is your favorite memory from Nebraska?
Glenn : I would have to say my first game at linebacker. We ended up getting the win for our new coach and we were able to take part in the turnaround of the football program.
Strauss : What was your draft day experience like?
Glenn : It was exciting, however, I was just sitting in my Lincoln apartment doing homework.
Strauss : What was your rookie year like with the Redskins?
Glenn : It was horrible because it was completely different than what I was used to. I hate the big city environment because I’m a small town, country boy. None of it was actually appealing to me and I was very uncomfortable. In addition to that, being a rookie in an uncomfortable place made it horrible.
Strauss : What was the transition to the Indianapolis Colts?
Glenn : It was great coming to a good team and being able to take part in Super Bowl XLIV.
Strauss : Speaking of, what was your favorite memory from the entire Super Bowl experience?
Glenn : I would have to say it was before the coin toss. I got to talk to a childhood hero of mine, John Randle. He had been inducted into the Hall of Fame that year. He was a person I looked up to as a kid because he was from around the same area as me, and he finally made it all the way to Canton.
Strauss : What’s your favorite memory with the Colts?
Glenn : The game against the Patriots in Indianapolis on Sunday Night Football when we came back from like 21 points down with four minutes to go.
Strauss : How eager were you to sign with the Ravens?
Glenn : I’m very excited about this opportunity.
Strauss : How do you describe your style of play? If you had to compare your game to someone, who would it be?
Glenn : I would describe my play as fast and very intense. I would compare my game to Lance Briggs.
Strauss : If you could describe yourself as any ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Glenn : I would describe myself as sherbet. It’s good and good for you I guess lol.
Strauss : You are known for your integrity. Why do you value your honesty so much?
Glenn : I value my honesty so much because thats how I was raised. Growing up in a small town teaches you the value of having a high character and being a trustworthy individual. One lapse of judgement can ruin it all in a place where everybody knows you, and especially once it is gone, it is hard to get it back.
Strauss : For someone aspiring to play in the NFL, do you have any advice for them?
Glenn : Stay focused and understand what it is you really want to do. Don’t be afraid that you also might have to eliminate people distracting you from that.
Strauss : Is there anything you want to tell your fans that I have not asked?
Glenn : Not really. I just want to thank all of you for supporting me.
Strauss : Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it.
Glenn : Thank you. Keep up the great work with www.prointerviews.org.
->Here are the personal questions that Cody Glenn answered.<-
Strauss : If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
Glenn : I would like to meet President Obama.
Strauss : Who was your childhood star?
Glenn : Walter Payton and he was not just a running back, but he was the best ever.
Strauss : If you could have any superpower what, would it be?
Glenn : I would love to be able to fly.
Strauss : What is your favorite TV Show?
Glenn : Castle. I love the show. It’s awesome.
Strauss : What is your favorite movie of all time?
Glenn : Double Impact by Jeanne Claude van Dame.
Strauss : What is your favorite type of pie?
Glenn : I love pecan pie.