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JET PRESS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with New York Jets’ Ricky Sapp

By Mike Nash

Ricky Sapp looks to make an impact for the New York Jets next season

I was able to get in contact with New York Jets linebacker Ricky Sapp who was more then happy to do a little question and answer for me. Check it out and get to know Ricky Sapp a little better.

THE JET PRESS– As a young child, did you always dream of making the NFL?RICKY SAPP– I actually did, I always said it and thought I had a chance to play football in the NFL.

TJP– What athlete did you look up to at a young age?RS– Jevon Kearse ..he was a beast

TJP– If you were not playing football, what could you see yourself doing?RS– I would see myself coaching high school football or become a strength coach.

TJP– Clemson is one of the most prestigious college football schools in the nation, what was it like playing for the Tigers?RS– It was truly a blessing to play at such a great school… it feels like a big family when you go there… and every since I left I always come back and train there.. I LOVE CLEMSON

TJP– While I am sure you are close with all of your teammates, is there any guy you are really close with on and off the field?                                RS– Well I have kept in touch with many like Crezdon Butler, Mike Hamlin, Anthony Watters, and a whole lot of other guys… Byron Maxwell was also a close friend and still is …and of course me and Daquan Bowers.

TJP– What was going through your mind last year when you were suiting up for your first game as a New York Jet?RS– I was just thinking about my journey to getting to that point. It’s truly a blessing to be a part of such a great organization and play for a great head coach. I’m just thankful he believes in me and take a chance on me.

TJP– What is it like playing under Rex Ryan?RS– Man its awesome.. he really makes you enjoy playing football.

TJP– Any plans for the offseason?RS– Well right now im back at clemson taking a class and training

TJP– Any goals for the upcoming season?RS– I have a lot of goals, one of the main ones are to stay healthy and become the starting OLB for the NY JETS and contribute.

Thanks to Ricky Sapp for taking the time to talk with us.