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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

    Feb 7, 2006

    By Jamaal LaFrance

    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

    Rainman BoltTalker

    Sep 4, 2006
    Mmmmmmmmmm! Braised Ox Tail! :icon_banana:
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  3. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

    Mar 28, 2007
    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

    Bergo23 BoltTalker

    Sep 28, 2006
    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

    Aug 16, 2006
    Macbook Pro? Cut him.

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