DENTON, Texas (8/24/07) In the last of our five part interviews with some new faces that fans might see on the field in 2007, Latif Nurudeen sits down with meangreensports.com. Nurudeen, a transfer from Baylor, has solidified his spot in the Mean Green secondary.
#31 LATIF NURUDEEN
DB, 6-1, 195 lbs.
Houston, TX (Baylor)
Meangreensports.com: What is the one thing that has you excited about the upcoming season?
Latif Nurudeen: I recently read a college football magazine that said North Texas cornerbacks would be the weakness of the defense. I’m excited about our guys proving that wrong.
MGN: Why did you choose to attend the University of North Texas?
LN: When I visited North Texas, I was really impressed with the way Coach LaCroix, Coach Mendoza and Coach Dodge all treated my mother. If you’re good with my mother, you’re okay with me.
MGN: What other colleges recruited you?
LN: I was a hidden gem, but nobody matters except North Texas.
MGN: What is your favorite TV show(s)?
LN: Martin & Sports Center
MGN: What is your favorite movie?
LN: I’d have to say it’s a tie between Paid in Full and Belly.
MGN: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Why?
LN: I would be Superman. I’m like Clark Kent off the field, very shy and quiet. But when I step inside Superman’s phone booth (on the field), I’m talkative and like to I’m indestructible.
MGN: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
LN: Spaghetti and orange juice
MGN: Do you have any pre-game rituals?
LN: Two days before the game, I have to get a fresh haircut. The day of the game, I listen to “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay Z from start to finish.
MGN: Who is your greatest role model?
LN: My father. I’m starting to realize that to become a great man, like he is, you have to put in consistent effort in whatever you do.