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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 7

Getting Know David Amerson 90 Gameday MAGAZINE By Evert Geerlings To CB Q: If I wanted a great description of David Amerson, who would you send me to besides yourself? Amerson: “Probably my best friend, my best friend Major. Major Bryant. He’s in North Carolina. Q: What would Major Bryant describe you as in three words? Amerson: “Three words…Laid back, competitive and just a positive person.” Q: Other than football, what was your favorite sport growing up? Amerson: “Basketball. I was a guard. Point guard, shooting guard, whatever. Q: What steered you towards playing the cornerback position? Amerson: “Well, I was heavily recruited at free safety coming out a high school. When I committed to North Carolina State, I guess they saw my skill set more fitted at corner, they were kind of lagging at corner. It just happened to work out for me.” Q: Being talented at both basketball and football must have made it a difficult decision to choose between the two... How did you come up with football as your preferred sport? Amerson: “It’s funny. Football was just always kind of natural. Like I said, I grew up mostly playing basketball pretty much all of my life. I didn’t even play football my first two years of high school. I started playing my junior year. I played in middle school and stuff like that, but I was a different position. I was a quarterback in middle school, you know, stuff like that. I loved basketball and so my first two years I just played basketball in high school. Then coming into my junior year, all of my friends played football and I knew I was just naturally kind of good at football, so I was like ‘I might as well go out playing both sports.’ So, I went out my junior year. My team had just come off a state championship, so they had a set quarterback and so the coach said, ‘I know you played quarterback. But, we


2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 7
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