(Fun Facts, where we find out more about FCIAC athletes, was a regular feature on The Ruden Report Overtime newsletter. Until we start publishing the newsletter again, we are posting them here. We are dedicating this week, due to the absence of Thanksgiving games, to football players.)
A new Fun Facts with Fairfield Warde’s Jack McKenna.
What was your favorite play of the season and why? Favorite play was during 7 v 7 when our lineman Justin Galemba threw a 50-yard touchdown.
What’s your favorite part about playing your specific position and why? I get to catch and run with the ball but also block so the ability to do both is a lot of fun.
What’s your favorite NFL team and why? I’m a big Giants fan. My dad was a Giants fan and I don’t think I really had any other option other than being a Giants fan.
What was one your favorite things from past seasons your team couldn’t take part in this year? As a team we really missed team dinners. Day before the game we would have a big dinner in the cafeteria, which was always a lot of fun.
If you could meet one famous athlete who would it be, and what would you ask them? I would want to meet Eli Manning. Watched him win two Super Bowls for the Giants and I’m a big fan of his.
What would you do if you won a million dollars? If I won a million dollars I would give it to my mom to buy a new house.
What’s your go to fast-food place? Favorite fast food is definitely Chipotle.
What’s one thing not many people know about you? One thing people don’t know about me is I have 3 older sisters.
How do you feel knowing you won’t be able to have a Thanksgiving game this year? Not being able to play on Thanksgiving was a big disappointment. Not being able to play Ludlowe at all was tough too. Playing Ludlowe on Thanksgiving in front of the whole town was something the entire team looked forward to all year and not being able to play sucked for everyone.
What are you looking forward to most at Fairfield University? Excited to meet the other recruits and be a part of the (lacrosse) team.
— Stephanie Olah