Calvin Mickens Interview
By: Scott Porter
June 18, 2009
Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Calvin Mickens: I feel that my biggest strengths are my size and speed and smarts.

Scott Porter: What kind of a person is an NFL team getting in Calvin Mickens?
Calvin Mickens: Well first and foremost they're getting a hard worker and someone who wants to win. I'm a family guy and just a down to earth guy.

Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that reminds you of yourself?
Calvin Mickens: Chris McAllister, because of his size and speed.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Calvin Mickens: My goal for this season is just to go out and execute and dominate. I want to make sure that my team is there standing strong and fighting for a National Championship.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Calvin Mickens: Well, first I want to get into the NFL. Then after that I just want to help whatever team I'm with the best way I can and have a successful career in the NFL.

Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Calvin Mickens: I'm a big time fisherman. I can do that all day.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Calvin Mickens: I would have to say my 2-year-old son Chase, he's the reason I'm doing this. He keeps me focused because I know I have to make a living for him and give him a chance to be a good man.

Scott Porter: What are your current measurements? Height? Weight? 40?
Calvin Mickens: 6' 1", 200 lbs, and a low-4.5

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing cornerback?
Calvin Mickens: The toughest part is just being out there on an island by yourself, but I like the challenge because you're the last obstacle on defense if everything else fails.

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