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Getting to Know Witherspoon


What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Martin. I also liked The Simpsons and Alf.

What is your favorite movie?


Who is the one person you'd like to trade places with for a day?

LeBron James. It's amazing that he was drafted out of high school and all of the stuff he's done at such an early age.

What is your favorite meal?

Fettucine alfredo

Who is your hero?

My mom. She worked two jobs to support our family and always made sure I got up to go to school. She drove me back and forth to football practice.

What is something you've always wanted to do?

See the Grand Canyon.

How do you enjoy the offseason?

I like to sit in the house and read.

What is the last book you read?

Quiet Strength, by Tony Dungy.

If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A cheetah

What is the first thing that goes through your head on game day when you run through the tunnel?

I can't believe I'm here.

What is the best stadium you've visited – college and pro?

When I was in college, we played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego against Clark-Atlanta in a classic. Since I've been in the pros, I'd have to say I like FedEx Field in Washington the best. It's loud and real energetic.

Do you have any pet peeves?

I can't stand it when people say they are going to be there at a certain time and they're always late. You get there early to make sure you're on time, and they show up 30 minutes late.

What would you like to do when you're done playing football?

I'd like to be a teacher. I majored in history so I'd probably like to teach history to between fourth and seventh graders.

Why that age group?

I think in that age group, kids are more willing to buy into what you're trying to teach.

What is your favorite part of history?

World history during the Renaissance.

Would you consider doing some coaching along with teaching?

I haven't given much thought to it, but it would be nice. With the few camps I did in the offseason, I enjoyed working with the kids.

What kind of teacher would you be?

I'd be pretty laid back, you know, I don't say anything until you really tick me off. But really, I'd just be cool Coach Spoon.

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