SCtoC Storm Player Q&A - Melvin Owens Mar 15, 2019 10:30:06 GMT -8
Post by Yeseeka on Mar 15, 2019 10:30:06 GMT -8
This is one of a series of Player Q&A's for the Sioux Falls Storm. This Q&A was submitted to all 10 IFL teams. We will post those which we have received periodically throughout the season. Thank you to Storm Director of Media Relations for assisting in bringing this feature to our readers. Photo courtesy Sioux Falls Storm. Graphic by David /SCtoC. Data input by Monika /SCtoC.
Melvin Owens is a 6'4", 330-lb. rookie offensive lineman who signed with the Storm prior to this season. He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Mississippi, where he started 22 games over those two seasons. Owens is part of an offensive line which has given up just a single sack through the Storm's first two games of the season. Originally from Alabaster, Alabama, Owens has two brothers and a sister. Per the Storm's bio, he enjoys reading, fishing and doing community service.
The following are Owens' answers to our questions.
1. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in football so far?
Signing a full football scholarship.
2. What were your first impressions of the prospect of playing indoor football?
I was nervous but very intrigued. Determined to get the job done.
3. What was it that made you want to come and try out for the team?
Pure ambition was main push to go ahead and try out. Many said I couldn't, but I'm proving them wrong every day.
4. Who has inspired you most in your football career and in life?
My father has definitely been my biggest inspiration.
5. What is your biggest long-term goal for your football career?
As of now, I'm just grateful to be here, but ask me again next year.
6. What would you like to accomplish this season?
I want to win an IFL championship.
7. What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?
I'm looking forward to my rookie season and accomplishing goals I never thought possible.
8. Please describe how important your family has been to you during your football journey?
My family has been my sole why to what I do. Nothing short of amazing and supportive; especially my mom and dad.
9. What is at the heart of your desire to continue your football career?
The simple fact that I refuse to live a life of what ifs!
10. What would you like IFL fans to know about you?
That I'm a humble guy excited to be here, and that I'm here to win.
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