The secondary of the New York Giants may be in for a bit of a make-shift in 2014, as Corey Webster had his contract voided and will not return to the team and Aaron Ross, Terrell Thomas and Stevie Brown are all free agents and their whereabouts for next season are unknown.
With that said, one of the holdovers from last season who has not only turned into a fine football player and the best cornerback on the team, but perhaps a fine role model for young people all over to look up to is Prince Amukamara, who once referred to himself as "the Black Tim Tebow" for his lifestyle of no drinking, drugs and taking proper care of himself; something that at times is not a practice of many NFL players around the league.
The former first round pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, who once got the injury prone label for missing time in his first two NFL seasons, has now gone from being someone many fans wondered if he would even get onto the field into a potential shutdown corner for the Giants as he continues to get better each season and in each game that he sees the opponents top receiver.
This past week, Amukamara sat down with Alexis Celluro of NY Giants Rush in an exclusive interview to talk many different things from his lifestyle, covering Calvin Johnson, Eli Manning and his practical joke ability, the influences he's had in the NFL, among other things.
Amukamara on who the toughest receiver in the NFL he has had to cover?
Amukamara on who the biggest practical joker on the team has been?
"Eli hands down! Well, I’m sure most people have seen Eli on SNL and he’s definitely showed his sense of humor there. I can’t really share locker room talk, but one thing he did was I came back to my phone and it was all Chinese."
Amukamara on who has been an influence on him in the NFL since coming in as a rookie in 2011?
Amukamara on what part of his game he needs to work on for 2014?
"Catching the ball! I dropped so many picks!"
Amukamara on his lifestyle of no drinking, no drugs and no fast food and how he keeps up with it in today's league?
"It actually has stayed the same. Just no fast food or soda and since I’m married I love eating my wife’s food. So I rarely eat out now."
Amukamara on other people outside of the NFL that he's tried to emulate?
"Never tried to be anyone. I was a fan of wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock though."
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