Preston Parker Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 8, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Preston Parker: I would say my biggest strengths are making something out of nothing. I am good at slipping out of holes and making something big happen. Another big strength of mine is the separation I get from the DB.

Scott Porter: Which player in the NFL reminds you the most of yourself?
Preston Parker: Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith. His size and his ability on the field as well as the emotion he plays with, reminds me of myself.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Preston Parker: To help my team win a Super Bowl, and be a Super Bowl MVP. Maintain 10 years or more of playing in the NFL.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Preston Parker: My brother Douglas Parker, he had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins and I looked up to him and learned a lot from him. I really admired him and how he played. Another big influence on me is Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers. I grew up with him and actually dated his sister for a little bit. We were very close like brothers. We played together since a young age, his dad and the rest of his family was very close to me.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Preston Parker: The times I had with my teammates. I will miss my friends and hanging out with them.

Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Preston Parker?
Preston Parker: There has been a lot of bad stuff written about me and that is not who I am. I am a hard worker, a good teammate. I am the type of teammate that everyone wants to be around. I am goofy at time and my teammates have a lot of fun being around me.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Preston Parker: I like rapping, I love playing video games. I am a big fan of the game Call of Duty.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing football?
Preston Parker: Losing is the toughest part to me. Looking at the clock when you know you're about to lose a game is very tough. It is so hard to take a loss when you know that you were able to win the game. You always wonder what more you could have done.

Scott Porter: Is there anything else you would like for people to know about you?
Preston Parker: I am trying to take care of my son. He is my motivation. I am trying to take a big step and my son is what keeps me going.

(September 21, -- Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore RB Ryan Williams is questionable at best for Saturdayís conference opener against Boston College after he injured a hamstring in last weekendís 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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