Every week we ask six Detroit Lions players one question that provides some insight to their childhood, personality or life now in the NFL. If you have a question you want answered, email it to Lions beat writer Dave Birkett at email@example.com.
This week’s Pick 6 question: What was your first job?
TE Logan Thomas
“I worked in a carpet warehouse. In Lynchburg (Virginia). I was a warehouse manager, so I had to put all the carpet up in the racks and get it down when people wanted it and I had to move like boxes of ceramic and tile and stuff. In high school. There was nobody else in the warehouse, it was just me. So I’d go there after school and I’d have to put everything up.”
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LB Miles Killebrew
“(A Hollister model) was my first job. I got recruited to stand outside of the store. I didn’t know that Hollister sold men’s clothes, I thought it was just a girls store. But me and my buddy, we just stood out front and folded shirts sometimes. Like with no shirt on, with the pants, jeans.
“It was an indoor mall, so every like Black Friday and stuff we’d have to be like under the spotlight and just kind of stand there. It was the weirdest thing. You would think like, my buddies used to always joke and say, ‘Oh, I bet all the girls love it.’ But it was always older women that would make the most jokes, like pinch us. It was funny, though. I was just sitting at the food court and it was like this Romanian manager who worked for Hollister and she was just scouting, cause they like scout through the mall. And she like asked me if I wanted to work for Hollister and I was like, ‘Sure.’ I didn’t have a job, my mom was kind of on my back about it. So I was like, ‘Sweet, I’ll get a job being a model, I guess.’ I was 16 years old and did that for about 2.5 years.”
DT Kevin Strong
“Where’d I work at first, McDonald’s? Yeah, I worked at McDonald’s first. That was my first-ever job. I think it was my sophomore year of high school. I was a grill guy. I was on the grill. I always wanted to work the cash register, but they only had certain people working it. I got free food, so, hey, I was in the back snacking on chicken nuggets, making burgers the whole time.”
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CB Darius Slay
“Wendy’s. Yeah, I only worked there for a week, though. That was it. I was the fry guy. Working wasn’t for me. Wasn’t my kind of deal. Clocking in like that, it wasn’t for me at that age.”
WR Kenny Golladay
“I never had one. I did some stuff at NIU, like in the spring a little bit. One of our boosters, helping him out around the house and stuff. But real job? To be honest, he actually – he’s well known around the campus, actually, and he owns a lot of the townhouses out there. And to be honest, I really just helped out at some of the buildings he was renovating and stuff like that. So it was a little manual labor. But it was fun.”
C Frank Ragnow
“First job was umpire, for like little kids. It was like machine pitch, so right after T-ball. I was in seventh grade. I played baseball until 10th grade. I did baseball in middle school, then I did a little bit of basketball when I got in high school. It was easy money. Easy. Especially when they’re younger like that and everybody’s pretty chill about it. I want to say it (paid) like $20 a game, $25 maybe.”
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Published at Fri, 27 Sep 2019 23:29:22 +0000