NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, I certainly hope you are all getting into the holiday spirit this season. I have a special guest for you today, Giants RB Rodney Hampton will be giving the trivia question today as well as his personal tips for those interested in playing football. Rodney Hampton was nice enough to grant us an interview earlier this year NYG Reporter – Rodney Hampton Interview – April 2, 2011 and I have stayed in contact with him and help him promote Hamps Camp Rodney’s football camp and after school programs for kids. I appreciate him taking some of his time out to add to our advent calendar here. Welcome back Rodney!
Welcome to DAC Day 2!
If you’re a fan of RB Rodney Hampton, then this is your lucky day. This article is filled with cool Hampton stuff from the man himself! I hope our readers enjoy this and I have a feeling we might be hearing from Rodney again this month. Perhaps he will answer one of your questions when he returns. I encourage our readers to leave a question in the comment area for Rodney and I will see if he can answer one for the readers in his next article with us.
EXCLUSIVE – Hampton Tips for kids
Rodney’s Tip: Safety first kids! Make sure you have the right equipment and that it fits properly. Always have your parents involved and have fun.
EXCLUSIVE – Rodney’s Christmas Question:
Question: There is one question that we all get asked at least once in our life. That question is, what is your favorite holiday? Mine, hands down is Christmas. I love Christmas for the lights, family, friends, gifts, food, music and all of that good stuff I remember from my childhood. Rodney, what was Christmas like at the Hampton house when you were a kid? What is your favorite all-time holiday memory?
Rodney’s Answer: It was great. I remember waking up in the morning and feeling the excitement before opening gifts. Priceless! I spent many of my childhood holidays at my Grandmother’s house in Natichitoches, Louisiana (near Shreveport, Louisiana). Every year on Christmas eve, my Mom and Dad would pack up all 5 of us kids and drive 3 1/2 hours to Louisiana. All of my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins would be there and we’d have such a fun time! As for your second question, my favorite all-time Christmas memory was when I was 5 or 6 years old and I got a Big Wheel! I remember not even wanting to open any of my other gifts when I saw it under the tree. It had a storage box on the back and a break on the side. I had so much fun on that thing riding fast and burning rubber!
EXCLUSIVE – Hampton’s Fact or Fiction:
1. Hampton is a Super Bowl Champion?
FACT, Super Bowl XXV Champion in Tampa. (Whitney Houston sang the national anthem)
2. Hampton is a Pro Bowl Player?
FACT, 2x 1992, 1993
3. Hampton played his entire career with the New York Giants?
4. Hampton was drafted by the New York Giants?
5. Hampton was a first round pick?
FACT, 1st Round pick, 24th overall.
6. Hampton wore jersey No.37?
FICTION, Hampton wore No.27
7. Hampton is originally from Texas?
FACT, he was born in Houston.
8. Hampton was once asked to co-pilot the space shuttle by NASA?
FICTION, he was asked to be the MAIN pilot. Just kidding.
9. Hampton went to college at University of Georgia?
10. Hampton is the Giants No.2 all-time leader in rushing yards?
FACT, Hampton is ranked second all time behind RB Tiki Barber.
Bonus Question: Did All American QB Andrew Luck, of Stanford, attend one of Hamps Camps?
FACT, QB Andrew Luck is listed among a handful of college and NFL players who have attended Hamps Camp
Rodney Hampton’s Trivia:
Rodney’s Question: What number did I wear when I played football at the University of Georgia?
Your Answer: ???? (leave answers in comment section)
Thanks for stopping by Rodney and we will see you soon!
RD – nygreporter – Happy Holidays!
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# 7 mr.hamton.and thanks for the great memories and all your work with the kids,god bless.
Correct Bobby! He is a very cool guy. Do you have a question for Rodney for the next article?
rodney.you had 5 consecutive 1000 yard seasons.do you think any of the current giants running backs could achieve that kind of success and who.thank you for taking the time for these questions.
Good question Bobby. Let’s see how many questions he gets before we know which he chooses. I’d be curious to know the answer to that one too. Enjoy the weekend!
enjoy the weekend also rob,hopefully our g-men could come up with a nice upset sunday.
That would be nice for the home crowd. It’s entirely up to the defense because our offense is going to score in the 20’s.
Rodney, as a former Giant it must be hard to watch what might be the beginning of a third straight second half season collapse. What do you think Big Blue has to do to avoid a collapse and end the play off drought?
Good question Josh!
Rodney, who do you think is responsible for the Giants poor running game this season? The offensive line, the backs, the coaches, injuries, or a mix?
Another good question Josh, I know you’re asking Rodney but my answer would be a mix.
Rodney, what is your favorite memory from your time in the NFL? Favorite game time moment? Favorite play to run? Thanks for taking the time to read these questions!
Good questions guys, I will see if Rodney gets my email in time for this Friday’s article when he returns to say hello. Maybe he will answer one of your questions.