Having contacted Darryl’s agent, I found both his agent and Mr. Blackstock to be very friendly and willing to allow us to interview him for his first Bengals interview. We didn’t want to go through the same, tired, old “do you expect to come in and compete for a starting spot” routine. We wanted to get to know a little about what makes him tick, what makes him the man that he is. Below is our 10 questions with Darryl Blackstock. Enjoy!
1.If you weren’t an NFL player, what would you be?
A: I would probably be playing basketball, that was always my 1st love growing up!!!
2.Who had the most influence on your life?
A: My lovely mother and grandmother
3.What music is on your MP3 player right now?
A: Little bit of everything, but mostly it depends on the mood and time of day
4.Who is your favorite actor?
A: Will Smith
5.What is your favorite movie?
A: Anything that’s a drama or has a mystery to the story
6.What has been your most memorable NFL moment?
A: Last year when I got in the game against Detroit, on the 1st play I got a sack. It was important to me because no one had given me a chance to play yet, and many critics and coaches had never seen me play, and they are too quick to criticize.
7.Where is your favorite vacation spot?
A: Anywhere I can spend with my family
8. Do you follow other sports? If so, which ones? Do you play other sports regularly?
A: Yes I love basketball, bowling, & shooting pool. I try to stay away from the court but I get a run in every now and then. I bowl every once and a while, my highest game was a 276. I shoot pool almost everyday in my house.
9. What Charities are you involved with?
A: I have 1 called The 5800 KIDS, we are basically a foundation that randomly selects schools in need to raise money. We throw charity all-star basketball games with the top players in the district (male & female) just to give the city, community, or school a chance to raise money for any needs such as : new uniforms, equipment, books, sports camp travel, etc.
10. Tell us something about you that most people wouldn’t expect about you?
A: I can do a Rubik’s cube under two minutes.