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Meet the new guy: Donald Strickland

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Jamaal LaFrance
    4-9-2010


    Chargers cornerback Donald Strickland is one of several veteran players who started his offseason workout program this week



    The recently-acquired free agent has been in San Diego for three weeks and is enjoying getting to know his new coaches and teammates. A native of San Francisco, Strickland is happy to be playing football in his home state. Meet one of the newest San Diego Chargers.

    Name: Donald D. Strickland
    Nickname: None
    Position: Cornerback
    Age: 29
    Height: 5-10
    Weight: 185
    College: University of Colorado
    Hometown: San Francisco

    My favorite sport to play as a kid was...

    DS: “Football. Pretty obvious, right?”

    My favorite sport to watch growing up was…

    DS: “Football and basketball. I played basketball my freshman year of high school, but let it go after I broke my ankle. I also like watching track & field.”

    My favorite hobby is…

    DS: “I like to do home construction and graphic design.”

    My favorite movie of all-time is…

    DS: “Gladiator …hands down.”

    My favorite food is…

    DS: “My mom’s home cooking is always the best, but outside of that, braised oxtail.”

    My favorite band/group is…

    DS: “Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.”

    My favorite holiday is…

    DS: “Thanksgiving because it’s close to my birthday. It’s a great combination of good food and gifts.”

    My favorite charity/non-profit organization is…

    DS: “Habitat for Humanity. I also have my own foundation: The Donald Strickland Foundation. It’s based in San Francisco and we provide scholarships for underprivileged kids to help with their college tuition.”

    Thing I love most about San Diego…

    DS: “The weather and the beaches.”

    If I wasn’t playing professional football, I’d like to be…

    DS: “An entrepreneur and the CEO of my own company.”

    If I were NFL Commissioner for a day, I would…

    DS: “Have a huge players’ day-off event where everyone could come together and just hang out; maybe a really big barbeque or something like that. Oh, and guaranteed contracts for players.”

    Growing up, the most inspirational person in my life was…

    DS: “My parents. They are hard workers.”

    If I could meet three people, past or present…dead or alive, they would be…

    DS: “Jesus Christ, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.”

    I am the luckiest man in the world because…

    DS: “I am blessed. Simple as that.”

    My best memory from playing college football is…

    DS: “In 2001 when we beat Nebraska. We hadn’t beaten them in about 12 years. We routed them, 62-36. I forced two fumbles and I turned 21 that day. Great day. Great night.”

    My most embarrassing moment was...

    DS: “I’ll pass (too embarrassing).”

    The one hi-tech gadget I cannot live without…

    DS: “My MacBook Pro.”

    If I could have one super power, it would it be…

    DS: “I would like to be invincible. That would be cool.”

    The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome…

    DS: “Adversity; all the adversity of being a professional athlete. When I was younger, people telling me I couldn’t do something.”

    If I could date a celebrity it would be…

    DS: “Beyoncé. No, I’m feeling Alicia Keyes right now.”
     
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  2. Rainman

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    Mmmmmmmmmm! Braised Ox Tail! :icon_banana:
     
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  3. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    I don't expect much from this guy. Although, it would be nice if he was a diamond in the rough.
     
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  4. Bergo23

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    I am just hoping he can bring solid Vet leadership like Mike Goff and Randall Godfrey brought to their respective units. He doesn't need to be spectacular to help us. I expect more from Vasher (commensurate with his salary!).
     
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  5. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    Macbook Pro? Cut him.
     

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