Thursday, February 5, 2009

Q and A with Rod Battle

1. When is your birthday? November 14, 1986
2. What high school did you attend? Frederick Douglass High School
3. What is your major? Sport Management
4. What is your favorite restaurant to eat in Athens? Wingster’s
5. What is you favorite color? Gray
6. Do you plan on staying in Georgia after college? Yep, but I would like to live in other places before settling back down in GA at some point.
7. What's your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere with people I love and who love me.
8. Who are some of your best friends on the team? Too many to name. I would leave someone out.
9. Who inspires you the most? My grandmother
10. What is your favorite song (hip hop/R&B/Soul/Country/Gospel/Jazz)? There are too many good songs to choose from.
11. If you could change one thing about yourself physically, what would it be? God made me….me. And I love his creation.
12. What is your favorite movie? Green Mile, Gladiator, Scary Movie 2, and Dumb and Dumber
13. What do you like to do for fun? Listen to music with friends, and play video games.
14. What's your favorite meal to eat? Spaghetti
15. What size shoe do you wear? 14
16. Why did you choose UGA? UGA felt like a program that is built on family. With me being a family guy, I felt comfortable with the players and coaches because of the family atmosphere.
17. What's your proudest moment at UGA? Beating Florida in 2007 – 2008
18. What cell-phone service do you have? AT&T
19. What's your fondest childhood memory? Doing stupid things that ended up getting me in trouble.
20. In which other city could you see yourself living? Washington, DC
21. What is your favorite Dessert? German Chocolate Cake
22. If you could dream up your dream mate what would she look like? Smart, Naturally Beautiful, Athletic, Nice Teeth,
23. What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is fear. Fear prevents you from doing what God may have planned for you.
24. What is your greatest accomplishment in life? I would like my greatest accomplishments to be being a great father to my kids, a great husband to my wife, and a great son…especially when my parents get older and need me more.
25. Where are the top 3 Spring Break places you would love to visit? Not sure, I’m not really into Spring Break like that.
26. Who is your favorite male actor? Female actress? Gabrielle Union
27. If there is one woman you could marry, who would it be? Gabrielle Union
28. What's your favorite TV show? My favorite shows are the Office and 24.


  1. Exellent! Good luck to both Jeff and Roderick on your senior seasons. I'm looking forward to seeing you both go out with your best season.

  2. Jeff,

    What a genius idea to have a player on the team start a blog! Do you plan on updating the site throughout the season? I know your time during the season will be at a premium, but it would be really refreshing to get away from reading all of the newspaper columnists in the fall and getting some REAL perspective and insight from someone on the frontline (no pun intended). Hate that you got hurt 9 plays into the 2008 season, but I can't wait to watch you and Geno clog up the middle in '09! Good luck to you sir!

  3. Hey 95 cant wait to see you knock out #15 in Jville again. All of us Dawgs down in Florida are ready for next season , and I think we have some great leaders like you. Best of luck and thanks for staying.

  4. I hope you keep this up. This is pretty cool insight. Guys like you are the reason we as fans love Georgia. You make the university and The Georgia Nation proud! GATA!

  5. Hi Jeff, I am a 56 yr follower and loyal fan of the Bulldogs. This is a good thing, keep it up, and one question, who will be doing this after you are gone. This is a good way to keep in touch with the players . GATA and SIC EM WOOF WOOF. You are living in a part of heaven already cherish it my man, and keep up the good work

    Bill H

  6. These profiles of your teammates are well done and a great idea. It really helps people understand that the players are real people with lives working hard to make us fans proud on game day.

    I know getting injured was awful but you're doing great things with your extra time here in Athens.

    Keep it up!