- Name: Rece Roney
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 305
- Position: OL
- College: University of St. Francis Indiana
- Twitter: @receroney74
What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?
• Coming from a small town we only have three restaurants to choose from, but the best is by far the “Rowdy Rooster” and their country breakfast/lunch.
When breaking down your film what will stick out?
• When breaking down my film you will notice that I am able to make big plays happen with getting the big block and that I am athletic for my position.
If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?
• The first thing I would do with the money would to be donate back to my local church, St. Anthony’s. I would find out what their plans are for growth and what they need taken care of.
What has been your biggest failure?
• My biggest failure until this point in my life is that I did not give enough effort into my studying in high school and that reflected my grades.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
•My teammates would say that I can always be held accountable and that I can flip the switch on game days with my aggression.
Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?
• The hardest working teammate at USF that everyone would agree on would be James Jamicich. He was a 1stteam all-American defensive end and he continuously worked at perfecting his craft and doing the right thing off the field as well.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
• While in 8th grade, I got the nick name of “Big Country” or “BC” for short. The nickname started because I was #50 in basketball around that time and my friends called me that after Bryant Reeves from the NBA. Also, where I live it is basically just fields and a bunch of farmers so the name just stuck because I have always been bigger than everyone around home.
What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?
• I am going to school for my Bachelors of Nursing and if I do not make it as a football player my dream job is to become a Chief Nursing Officer in a big hospital.
What is your coolest life moment?
• My coolest life moment was when our team won the NAIA national championship my freshman year at USF. It was memorable for many reasons.
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What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
• “Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue”-Toby Keith
If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?
• This is an easy one for me. I would pick Sylvester Stallone because the whole Rocky series I could watch on repeat.
Who is your favorite football team?
•My favorite NFL team is the Las Vegas Raiders.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
• Silent killer because with my aggressive play style. I keep too myself and worry about doing my job rather than others.
What is your biggest fear?
• By far my biggest fear is mice.
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
• I believe that Alex Mack is the most underrated player in the NFL because since he was drafted he has yet to miss a start in any of his career games. Yet, he is rarely talked about.
Take us through game day, How do you prepare?
• I usually start my morning off with my roommates talking about the game, and then I need my pregame shower before heading to our team breakfast. Before heading to the stadium I make a brief stop at my parents tailgating tent to say hello. I then head over to the stadium and start getting dressed and taped. I don’t have any superstitions or things that I have to do before a game day.
Do you have any hobbies?
• Some of my favorite hobbies to do outside of football are to go hunting and fishing. I also enjoy riding my ATV. I love being outdoors as much as possible.
If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?
• I would compare myself to Chris Hubbard. He is a utility guy that can play multiple positions across the O-line.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• The biggest influence on my life has been myself. Whether it is workouts, game day, or school work I’ve realized that I can only get out of it what I put into it and at the end of the day I am the only person to know if I got better. Other people have made an impression on my life, but I am the one who determines the direction of my life.
What motivates you to work hard?
•I am motivated to work hard because that was how I was raised. I work hard for myself and my teammates. Knowing that each of them are working hard makes it easier to do so as well. I would never want to sell them short and not put in the time to be better.