Caleb Green | City college of San Francisco/ University of Akron | DB
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Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like?
A: My college recruiting process out of high school was exhilarating and slightly stressful at that same time. I went the junior college route where I became a national champion because of classes not being accepted out of high school. Junior college recruiting is where I saw more of the business side of football and how important balance is for a successful process in anything.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment probably was able to stay focused in California while attending school, working multiple jobs, taking well above the credit hours needed to be a full-time student, and being chosen as a leader of a team that was not suppose to be as great as the guys and I made it.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing?
A: Playing at two different colleges; City college of San Francisco, University of Akron, I learned that there is a cost to being the best.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: My career was impacted heavily due to the 2020 pandemic because I just forwent my senior season after being awarded my medical shirt, but I chose to rehab and get myself prepared for the NFL. Physically 2020 allowed me to get in better shape, but it strengthened and tested my mentality many days to see if I truly want this (waking up and working, workouts, school) with no set destination.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My major is strategic organizational communication and I am in the process of receiving my M.A. in communication as well. If football didn’t work, I will find means of being successful because I am a smart and hardworking man.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My past teammates will say I am outspoken and quiet at the same time, while being one of the hardest workers if not the hardest. I’m a team player and want everyone to win and not scared to address difficult situations. I’m also a student of whatever task is at hand.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: The most memorable play of my career was probably in my 6th grade undefeated championship game. We were losing until about the 4th quarter with about 4 minutes left on the clock and I ran a quarterback bootleg for about 40 yards with great blocking and broke one tackle before i scored. We won that championship game 8-6.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge was my freshman year when I broke my ankle 2nd game of the season and was still working multiple jobs and I only missed 1 game that season. I finished the season and had surgery that January and was back playing within 5 months. I could’ve handled it better, by believing in myself and not rushing the process. Being young and having to do what was best for my family and myself I did the best I could, and that resulted the next year in a National Championship with a team the league saw was less talented than before and not on of the best in our conference.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: If I had to compare myself to a pro athlete, it would be Sean Taylor. I had the opportunity to play offense in college, but I chose defense and because of my size, many people either question my ability or want to utilize me as they should in multiple positions on the defensive side and never coming out of the game.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is competition and this attribute is not just physical. Being competitive, I want to know more, I want to know the other teams play before they even call it because I did film session and tendency studying on players and coaches play calling. My competitiveness drives me to wanting to be the best and my teammates as well.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I do help here and there in the community, whether it is with the battered women shelter, feeding the homeless, or going out on my own and giving back to the less fortunate. Any community I have lived and even visited, I have always given back to someone of something dealing with the community and the people.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I have prepared for this National Scouting Combine by training with Pro-Train in Boca Raton at Johnny O’s gym. My goals are to have all 32 teams trying to offer me a contract.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be to get inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I Enjoy many different activities when not playing football. Traveling and finding different activities is always fun to me.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: My positive impact on society would be my journey and how I stayed dedicated even at the worst of times. I doubted myself and still bet on myself at the end of the day. God is good.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: One of the most influential people I met in my life was a little girl named Mariela who passed away because of cancer. She was amazing and just showed me how to cherish life in the time I was able to spend with her and play with her, her brother, and sister.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: Something unique about me is not such a quality but an activity I want to do, and that is to bungee jump.
Q: What is your dream job?
A:I have not had the job that I love most yet, and that is playing in the NFL, so I cannot answer that question just yet.