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Senior Bowl Q&A: Bradie Ewing
This story originally published on
Posted Jan 28, 2012
Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing is determined to prove he belongs in the NFL. And the Badgers' Special Teams Player of the Year and Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection has been working to leave an impression on the NFL brass this week heading into today's Senior Bowl. Ewing provided a lot of versatility for Wisconsin as a tough lead blocker, runner, receiver and special-teams contributor.
We caught up with
for the following interview prior to kickoff:
Scout: How has this week gone for you?
Ewing: "I think it's been good. Coming in, I didn't know what to expect. It's exceeded my expectations Monday and had a good practice in shoulder pads and helmets. It was good to compete with the first-class talent and realize you fit in. It's been a good week. I learned a lot of stuff. I was exposed to some great players and great guys. It was fun."
Scout: What kind of feedback did you get from NFL teams?
Ewing: "I think overall it was good. Obviously, I can get better in the pass protection. In the one-on-one drills with linebackers, I'm working on my hand placement with my blocks. They like my athletic ability. They said I have good hands."
Scout: What do you want to show the NFL?
Ewing: "I'd like to stay true to myself, stay true to the type of player I am, show I'm a hard-working, accountable, dependable, all-around player, a fullback that can block, catch the ball. Hopefully, I can continue to show that and make an impression."
Scout: Did you meet with many teams? Did any meetings stick out to you?
Ewing: "I did meet with several teams, 15 to 20."
Scout: How important are the interviews with the teams in your opinion?
Ewing: "That's one of my stroing points is being able to communicate with them and show what type of person I am and what I can bring to their locker room and team. One of my strong points is what I bring to the table off the field."
Scout: Did you do some charity work this week?
Ewing: "We had a Fellowship of Christian Athletes rally with local high schools and interacted with the kids a little bit and shared stories. We're also going to the Children's hospital. These are great opportunities to use the platform the Lord has given us."
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