SCtoC River Kings Player Q&A - Ben Wilkerson May 26, 2019 22:53:06 GMT -8
Post by Yeseeka on May 26, 2019 22:53:06 GMT -8
This is one of a series of Player Q&A's for the Cedar Rapids River Kings. 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 River Kings new media coordinator Paige Parker and co-owner/adviser Ryan Eucker for assisting in bringing this feature to our readers. Photo courtesy Cedar Rapids River Kings. Graphic by David /SCtoC. Data input by Monika /SCtoC.
Ben Wilkerson is a 6'3", 220-lb quarterback who played for Alfred St. College. He stepped in late this season for starter Kurt Palandech, who left the team for a family medical issue. Wilkerson started three games with mixed results, though he seemed to improve in the indoor game in each performance. Prior to signing with the River Kings, he played for three seasons in leagues in European football leagues, including in Finland and in Germany. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, which is a little less than a two-hour drive to/from his alma mater.
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Here are Wilkerson's answers to our questions:
1. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in football so far?
Playing at the pro level.
2. What was it that made you want to come and try out for the team?
Coaches Stoute and Custer.
3. Who has inspired you most in your football career and in life?
4. What is your biggest long-term goal for your football career?
Play/coach at the highest level.
5. What would you like to accomplish this season?
Starting job; playoffs.
6. What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?
Learning the indoor game.
7. Please describe how important your family has been to you during your football journey?
Vital; helped me get here.
8. What is at the heart of your desire to continue your football career?
Chip on my shoulder. Continue to prove people wrong.
9. What would you like IFL fans to know about you?
Hard-working guy, attention to detail, explosive playmaker.
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