Cardinals FS, Kerry Rhodes Interview
Kerry Rhodes attended the University of Louisville and started in 19 games, but played in 44 games. He finished his career with 218 tackles, 1 sack, 11 interceptions, 19 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles. He was drafted in the fourth round, 123rd overall by the New York Jets in the 2005 NFL Draft. He posted 326 tackles, 9 sacks, 42 pass deflections, and 15 interceptions with the Jets. The Jets traded him to the Arizona Cardinals for two picks in 2010. This interview was conducted before the 2010 regular season.
Strauss : Who was your childhood star?
Rhodes : My childhood star was Michael Jordan. He was just so easy to like.
Strauss : If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Rhodes : I would want to meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The reason why is because whenever you can meet someone who is that influential, you want to know those kind of people.
Strauss :What is your favorite snack food?
Rhodes : My favorite snack food is flaming hot cheetos.
Strauss : What is your favorite TV-Show?
Rhodes : My favorite show is Martin.
Strauss : What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
Rhodes : My favorite NFL team growing up as a kid was the San Francisco 49ers. But now, I have to hate them with me playing in the same division as them, lol.
Strauss : How long have you played football? Did you play any other sports in high school?
Rhodes : I started football when I was 9 [years old]. My first love is basketball. I also played baseball in high school as well.
Strauss : What is your favorite sport to play other than football?
Rhodes : No question, my other sport to play is basketball! My first love and still is basketball.
Strauss : At what age, did you realize that you were going to play football in college and in the NFL?
Rhodes : I always knew I was a special athlete and thought I would be able to play in NFL. But, you never realize it until it actually happens.
Strauss : If you weren’t playing in the NFL (or after retirement), what would you want to do?
Rhodes : I want to get into sports-broadcasting and I have some other aspirations in the entertainment realm that I want to get into.
Strauss : For someone aspiring to play football in the NFL, do you have any advice for them?
Rhodes : I think for anyone trying to get to that next level, be confident and stay positive. You have to believe in yourself when no one else believes in you.
Strauss : Thank you for your time.
Rhodes : No problem.