Sunday, February 12, 2017

Flo Q&A

Missed this a while back but "Draft Diamonds Prospect Interviews" had a Q&A with Dartmouth's Flo Orimolade that included this:
Q: What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
A: The biggest obstacle is graduating from an Ivy League institution 2 terms early, while giving all I had to football. I just had to sacrifice certain times that I wanted to do other things. I had to be a better time manager and be more decisive in everything I did.
Green Alert Take: I knew Flo had accelerated his studies but it wasn't until reading this that it occurred to me he finished his classroom work ahead of those NFL hopefuls in the '16 class who left after the '15 season and have been on campus this fall and winter wrapping up their degrees. Impressive.

Here's another Draft Diamonds question:
Q: Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 
A: Giving food and jackets to the homeless in Washington DC for the Christmas holidays with my Church. 
Green Alert Take: "Football is about giving back." Seriously?
New Jersey's St. Peter's Prep 4x200 relay team featuring incoming receiver Masaki Aerts and running back Dakari Falconer finished fourth in the Eastern Boys 4x200 at the legendary Millrose Games in New York City yesterday. Bullis (Potomac, Md.) won the race with East Orange (N.J.) second and Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) third.
Dartmouth grad Ben True '08, who narrowly missed a berth in the Rio Olympics, got a little sweet revenge by winning the two mile over an American gold medalist at the Millrose Games. Ryan Hill was second while Matthew Centrowitz, who won the 1,500 at Rio, was seventh.

From an NBC report (LINK):
True clocked 8:11:33 to notch one of the biggest wins of his career and complete a unique New York trifecta. In 2015, True became the first American man to win a Diamond League 5000m, at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York. He also won the 2015 Healthy Kidney 5K road race in Central Park.
“It’s something special,” said True, a Maine native. “I’m a New England and a Boston fan for cities, but I’ve had some incredible luck down here in New York City for races.”
Seven years of college football? SEVEN? The NCAA has OK'd it for a player who had four tackles against Dartmouth last fall. (LINK)