Mike Tepper Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 16, 2010
Scott Porter: What is your current height and weight?
Mike Tepper: Im 6'6" and around 320 pounds.

Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Mike Tepper: My biggest strengths are my athleticism for my size and persistency to succeed.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Mike Tepper: For my first year, my number one goal is to make a roster and be a contributor for whoever signs me. After that, I would like to be a leader among the club I'm with. Overall though, throughout my career, my goal is to have a long and healthy football career.

Scott Porter: If you had to compare yourself to an NFL player, who would it be and why?
Mike Tepper: I would think of myself as the likes of a Todd Steussie. He is also a Berkeley guy, had a great career (14 years). A large Tackle that was athletic and strong.

Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to most about the NFL?
Mike Tepper: I'm very excited about the opportunity to keep playing football! I enjoy the game and the competition of the sport. Also the ability to travel to cities I haven't been to before.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing on the OL?
Mike Tepper: The hardest part about the offensive line is the constant technique used. It's not always the most comfortable, but it is the proper way to play the position. It never fails you if used right.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Mike Tepper: This might catch you off guard, but I love to run! Trail running is my favorite. There is a very long and hilly trail behind Memorial Stadium in Berkeley called the Fire Trail. It's an amazing run! Approximately 7 miles long, it has panoramic views of the whole Bay Area!

Scott Porter: What is something about you that most people do not know?
Mike Tepper: I'm a huge techie. I've been building computers for a very long time and always looking for new and interesting technological adventures. Currently, a buddy and I are working on combining two PS3's to work as one cohesive unit. The University of Tennessee did something like this with 8 PS3s. We're trying it out for ourselves.

(October 19, GBNReport.com) -- Arizona junior QB Nick Foles is expected to miss at least 2-3 weeks with a sprained knee suffered in last weekend's win over Washington State. Meanwhile, Arkansas is hoping that junior QB Ryan Mallett could return to practice as early as this afternoon after suffering a concussion in a loss to Auburn over the weekend. Mallett reportedly showed no symptoms of the concussion on Sunday.

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