Q & A with NIU Wide Receiver Willie Clark

GO HUSKIES Willie Clark
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Willie Clark
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March 26, 2009

Why did you decide to come to NIU?
Clark: Coach Novak was very well spoken of and I liked him and wanted to come here and play for him.

What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at NIU?
Clark: A lot of people look up to you as a student-athlete. I like that responsibility of being a role model and having little kids and other students look up to me.

What is the hardest part of being a student athlete?
Clark: It is 365 days a year and you are constantly working hard.

If you could accomplish just one thing while at NIU, what would it be and why?
Clark: I would like to be known as someone that helped out everyone else. I would like to be the one that other receivers come to and ask questions and I would help them out.

How do you prepare for a big contest?
Clark: I have a certain playlist I listen to on my iPod, which has a mixture of songs both calming and upbeat.

What is the best advice you have received from one of your coaches?
Clark: "Be a football player. Act natural and don't act robotic." I know once coaches teach you all these different techniques you become robotic and try to do things only that way. When it comes down to it you just have to become a football player and be natural.

Who is your favorite all-time player in your sport?
Clark: My all-time favorite would have to be Jerry Rice.

What is your favorite meal?
Clark: My favorite meal is probably either fried chicken or Chinese food.

What actor would play you in a movie about your life?
Clark: I would definitely say Will Smith, because he is my favorite.

If you could pick one, what would be your superhero power?
Clark: To control people's minds, and tell them what to do.

What music would we find in your iPod?"
Clark: Songs by Lil' Wayne, and a variety of others.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Clark: I wanted to be a basketball player in the NBA.

 

 

What is your favorite class?
Clark: Coms 304: Perfection in Communication, with Matt Swan.

What is your favorite activity outside of sports?
Clark: I love to watch movies. I like all types and collect a lot of DVDs.

If you could have dinner with three people in history, who would it be?
Clark: Martin Luther King Jr., my grandfather, and Jerry Rice.

What is the talent you'd most like to have?"
Clark: I would like to know how to sing.

I am the video game champion of
Clark: NBA 2K9.

The TV show I can't stop watching right now is
Clark: Heroes.

My favorite all-time movie is
Clark: Stepbrothers.

Funniest thing that's ever happened to me is
Clark: I dunked in practice and when I was hanging on the rim someone "de-pantsed" me.

The words I try to live by are
Clark: Just live your life.

Something few people know about me is
Clark: I lived in Florida for two years when I was in fifth and sixth grade.