Nyan Boateng Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 6, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your strengths on the field?
Nyan Boateng: I feel as if my biggest strengths are my speed and toughness. I am not afraid to go across the middle of the field. I love to block. I like taking on DB's and LB's and helping out my RB in breaking a long run through my extra effort of blocking. I have no problem going out and taking on someone.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Nyan Boateng: The fans, the student body and just the college atmosphere. I will miss my teammates, and just being in college and being young. In general, college football and life itself.

Scott Porter: Which player in the NFL reminds you of yourself?
Nyan Boateng: Hines Ward, because he is a great blocker and 3rd down WR who can move the chains. He's good at springing a RB for a big run. Chad Ochocinco also reminds me of himself because of his quickness on the field.

Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Nyan Boateng: I think the toughest adjustment will be the speed of the game, as well as reading different defenses on the run. In the NFL you have to learn how to adjust and read a Defense for each play that you go out there. I really think it will be a big help to me that I played in a pro-style offense in the West coast offense. A lot of teams use that style and I think learning an offense will not be as tough for me because of that. The toughest will be adjusting to the speed and the ability to recognize everything that an NFL Defense throws out at you.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Nyan Boateng: My godfather. His name was Norman Ostrin. He passed away a few months ago, but he has been there for me since I was a kid. Always wanted the best for me and supported me in anyway that he could.

Scott Porter: What type of a player and person is an NFL team getting in you?
Nyan Boateng: They are getting a great guy who is unselfish and will do anything his team needs him to do to win. I will love my teammates and I am a work-aholic. I will do anything to help my team win a Super Bowl and I am a people person. My teammates will love me.

Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Nyan Boateng: I am a family guy. I like playing video games and playing basketball. Working out in my free time and spending time with my friends and family when I can. I live away from my family so I enjoy any time I have to spend with them.

Scott Porter: What idols did you have as a kid?
Nyan Boateng: Muhammad Ali was a big idol of mine. The way Ali approached every fight was amazing. He would get into his opponents heads. He respected his opponents but he worked hard and knew he was the best. Another idol of mine was Jerry Rice. I loved his work ethic. He was never satisfied with his stats and he was the best. He always came in to prove himself no matter how good his stats were.

Scott Porter: What are your current measurements?
Nyan Boateng: 6'2", 206 lbs. Right now I run a 4.43/40, but I want to get that to a solid 4.38 or so.





(September 21, GBNReport.com) -- Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore RB Ryan Williams is questionable at best for Saturday’s conference opener against Boston College after he injured a hamstring in last weekend’s win over East Carolina. The injury is not believed to be serious even though Williams had to be helped off the field and spent the second half on crutches, however, he has practiced on a limited basis this week.


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