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26
Mar
25 CA

Lions DE and Sack Machine, Cliff Avril Interview

Cliff Avril attended Purdue University and played in games all four years. During his senior season at Purdue, he had 40 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 3 pass deflections, and one interception returned for 43 yards and a TD. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 3rd round, 92nd overall by the Detroit Lions. Since he’s been in the NFL, he’s tallied 30 sacks, 12 pass deflections, and 14 forced fumbles. He recently received the team’s franchise tag. There are two interviews. One was recently updated.

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Dec
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Eagles Pro Bowl DE, Jason Babin Interview

Jason Babin was a stud at Western Michigan and became a first round pick in 2004 by the Houston Texans. JB was a member of the Tennessee Titans in 2010, and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance after a 12.5 sack season. In the 2011 offseason, he signed a 5-year, $28 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. This season he had a career high 18 sacks and earned another Pro Bowl birth. This interview was conducted in the middle of the 2011 NFL season. Read more »

12
Jun
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For the Love by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his sixth and final blog article for us here at Pro Interviews. Byner played professionally for thirteen years, and he has coached for fourteen years. He is currently the Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back coach. He loves the game hence why he has been around it for so long. He wrote this about the ‘little-boy’ feeling of the game that should never get away. This was written before the 2011 NFL season.

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5
Jun
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Hall of Fame QB, Warren Moon Interview

Warren Moon was the Rose Bowl MVP in 1978. He played football in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos. He won five straight Grey Cup Championships. He then entered the NFL, signing with the Houston Oilers. He also played for the Vikings, Seahawks, and Chiefs in his career. He retired passing for over 49,000 yards and about 290 touchdowns. He is 4th all time in Passing Yards, and 6th all time in Passing TDs. He was inducted into both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more »

21
May
87 TM

Panthers DL, Terrell McClain Interview

Terrell McClain played college football at the University of South Florida from 2007 through 2010. He was nominated 1st team All-Big East after a stellar senior season. During his time at USF, he totaled 89 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries, 1 pass breakup, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery. He was drafted in the 3rd round by the Panthers of the 2011 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, he totaled 19 tackles and 1 sack. Click here to check out the interview that we did. This interview was conducted before the 2012 NFL season.
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16
May
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With That In Mind by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his fifth blog. Byner wrote this one specifically about what it was like for him to train to become a Super Bowl Champion. He actually became one when he was a member of the Washington Redskins. He references some things that have helped him guide his career and who he is. He talks about the mentality that every team should have and about why he was so gifted. This was written before the 2011 NFL season.

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May
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Thoughts of a Biker by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his fourth blog article for Pro Interviews. Byner played professionally for thirteen years, and coached for fourteen years. When he was the running back coach of the Tennessee Titans, he helped Chris Johnson to a 2000-yard rushing season. He highly motivates the running backs that he coached. He wrote this about the NFL cycle, before the 2011 NFL season.

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19
Apr
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The Draft by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his third blog article for Pro Interviews. EB has 27 years experience in the NFL, both as a player and as a coach. He was drafted in the 9th round, and was a Super Bowl Champion with the Washington Redskins. He then started his coaching career with the Baltimore Ravens, then went onto the Washington Redskins, then the Tennessee Titans, and then the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wrote this blog before the 2011 NFL season.

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11
Apr
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Leadership, pt. 2 by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his second blog article for Pro Interviews. EB has 27 years experience in the NFL, both as a player and as a coach. He continues his first blog article about Leadership and discusses how he was a leader on the football field as a running back. He has been an RB coach for numerous teams, and he has been vey successful. He wrote this follow-up blog before the 2011 NFL season.

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Apr
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Leadership by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his first blog article for Pro Interviews. EB played collegiately for the East Carolina Pirates. He played professionally for thirteen years. He played for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He has been a professional coach for fourteen years. He started off as a coach for the Baltimore Ravens, then the Washington Redskins, then the Tennessee Titans, then the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wrote this before the 2011 NFL season.

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9
Mar
74 CO

Chiefs Pro Bowl RB, “Nigerian Nightmare”, Christian Okoye Interview

Christian Okoye grew up in Nigeria and never played youth football. He played collage football at Azusa Pacific (D3) school. He entered the 1987 NFL Draft, and was drafted 35th overall by the Chiefs. He played in the NFL for Marty Schottenheimer from  1987 to 1992, and totaled over 5000 yards and 40 touchdowns in his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 1989 and 1991. Check out our great interview!

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2
Mar
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Retired NFL RB, Super Bowl XXVI Champion, current Jaguars RB Coach, Earnest Byner Interview

Earnest Byner played college football at East Carolina University. He then entered the 1984 NFL Draft and was drafted in the tenth round. He played for the Browns for 7 years (84-88, 94-95), the Redskins for 5 years (89-93), and the Ravens for two years (96-97). He then worked in Player Personnel with the Ravens. Following that, he became the RB coach of the Redskins, then Titans, and Jaguars. He won Super Bowl XXVI with the Redskins. This interview was conducted before the 2011 NFL season when he was the Jacksonville Jaguars running back coach.
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21
Feb
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Hall of Fame Tight End, Current Ravens General Manager, Ozzie Newsome Interview

Ozzie Newsome played college football at the University of Alabama. He is often considered the greatest tight end in school history. He entered the 1978 NFL Draft, and was drafted 23rd overall by the Cleveland Browns. He was one of the best tight ends to ever play the game and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of ’99. He has been the General Manager of the Ravens since 1996, and he is often referred to as one of the best GMs in the NFL.
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27
Dec
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Seahawks All-Pro KR, Leon Washington Interview

Leon Washington played college football for Florida State University. He then entered the 2006 NFL Draft, and was selected in the fourth round, 116th overall by the New York Jets. He played for the Jets for four years primarily as a kick returner, punt returner, and a scatback to share the load with the other running backs on the team. During the 2010 NFL Draft, LW was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. He continued his All-Pro play performance and was their primary kick returner. This interview was conducted as the 2010 NFL season was coming to an end. Read more »

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Nov
46 MV

Pro Bowl, Eagles QB, Mike Vick Interview

Michael Vick played quarterback for Virginia Tech in 1999 and 2000. He entered the 2001 NFL Draft and was selected as the first overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons. He played for them from 2001-2006, and set numerous records, and was arguably one of the greatest dual-threat quarterbacks of all time. After being arrested, MV served 23 months in prison, but is working hard to repair his image. He signed a contract with the Eagles and earned a tiny amount of playing time during his first year back. [UPDATE: He has worked his way back to the starting quarterback position with the Eagles, and is now their starting quarterback.] Read more »