20 Questions: OL Khaliel Rodgers

Khaliel Rodgers, offensive lineman

Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy

6-foot-2, 323 pounds

What is your favorite thing to do on the field?

Pancakes and crack-backs.

What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

Hang out with my friends and girls.

If you could play a different position for one day, which would it be?

I have two -- running back and linebacker.

If you don't play football for a living, what would you like to do?


What is your favorite movie?

I've got probably four or five -- "Friday," "Goodfellas," "Paid in Full," "Friday After Next" and "Menace to Society."

What song is at the top of your playlist right now?

Chief Keefe and Lil Reese -- "Traffic."

Three words that describe your personality ...

Funny, attractive and smart.

Three words that describe your game ...

Nasty, dominant and road-grader.

Who or what do you credit the most for getting you to where you are now?

God and my coach.

What is your individual goal for the season?

To start as a true freshman and be a Freshman All-American.

Who did you idolize growing up?

Brian Dawkins and Nick Fairly.

If you could play another sport in college, which would it be?

Men's volleyball.

Something most people don't know about you is ...

I'm ambidextrous.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?

Paula Patton, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan.

What is your favorite pregame meal?

Chicken and fruit.

Best non-athletic talent?


Item you couldn't live without?

My phone.

What is your proudest athletic moment?

Being a U.S. Army All-American.

USC coach you spoke to most during the recruiting process?

Coach [James] Cregg.

Primary reason for choosing USC?

It academically and athletically fit me.