Jaguars training camp: 1-on-1 interview with DT Israel Antwine
1-on-1 exclusive interview with Jaguars DL Israel Antwine
RG: Thank you for taking the time to do this, Israel. It means a lot to us and the fans.
Antwine: Thank you!
RG: Did you always dream of playing in the NFL?
Antwine: Yes, my biggest dream was to become an NFL athlete, ever since playing little league football at 5 years old.
RG: Did you follow the Jaguars growing up? If so, who were some of your favorite players?
Antwine: Growing up in Oklahoma, my family had mostly been fans of the Dallas Cowboys, but I was more open and prone to watching other teams as well as the Jaguars occasionally. But no, I didn’t really have a favorite player specifically.
RG: Is there a fellow rookie teammate you’ve spent more time with and gotten to know more?
Antwine: Well, it’s been great getting to know the fellow D-line players and coaches, however, I’m quite the individualist, so I’ve spent a lot of my time focusing and learning the plays, as I continue making a smooth transition into the NFL.
RG: What made you choose the Jaguars to sign with in free agency?
Antwine: I felt that it was the best situation for me, with the added bonus of being close to my dad. I also was extremely happy to be in the beautiful city of Jacksonville.
RG: What do you think sets you apart from other players as far as what you can bring to the field and/or locker room?
Antwine: I do a lot of work when no one is looking. Additionally, I feel that my power, speed, and explosiveness are major factors that I bring to the field.
RG: What are some hobbies and/or interests of yours outside of football?
Antwine: My favored hobbies and interests outside of football consist of bike riding, going to the movie theatre, and playing video games in my free time.
RG: Once again, I appreciate your time. I hear you’re looking good out there on the field!
Antwine: Thank you so much.