PHOENIX - It isn't always the big events that make us turn our head when we hear about politicians, celebrities and athletes.
Sometimes, we just want to know that when you boil it down, they're all ordinary people like us.
What's in their fridge? What are they reading? What do they do in their off time? ABC15.com is asking the same 10 questions of a newsmaker. But don't jump to any conclusions; these aren't the typical interview questions.
They are not meant to be probing or controversial. Instead, they're fun questions that let you get to know the person in ways you probably don't already.
This week, we continue our "10 Questions for the Arizona Cardinals" series with defensive end Calais Campbell.
Campbell, a Denver native, had a breakout year in his first season with the Cardinals. As a starter in 2009, Calais tied for the team lead with 7.0 sacks and 53 tackles.
Before joining the Cardinals, Calais was named MVP while playing at the University of Miami. At 6-8, Calais was the tallest lineman ever to suit up for the Hurricanes and was the tallest defensive lineman in the 2008 draft.
When Calais is not on the gridiron he has a passion for giving back to young people in communities across the country. He is co-founder of the CRC Foundation, named after his dad, Charles Campbell. Calais established the foundation to teach skills that are not typically learned in a traditional classroom setting he says are vital for real life; such as accounting, drug & alcohol awareness, diversity and writing. The CRC Foundation has plans to construct a youth facility by 2013.
10 Questions for Calais Campbell:
1. What is your all-time favorite movie or song?
I like Forrest Gump a lot, but The Program was one of my favorite movies growing up because it was the first football movie I ever liked.
2. Do you have a Smartphone? If so, what is your favorite app?
I do. I use probably four or five different ones. I like to play a lot of Texas Hold 'Em, so I have a Texas Hold 'Em app that I do a lot of practice on.
3. Have you come up with a few things you'd like to do before you die? If so, what is on your bucket list?
I'm certainly trying to add to that list. There are a lot of things I want to do before I die. I guess the most important one is to have a family.
4. Who do you count as your mentor?
5. What was your very first job?
6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing. I love who I am. Even my negative parts make me who I am.
7. What do you consider your greatest success?
I got chills when I got my degree from college. I got chills when I got drafted in the NFL. I definitely got chills going to the Super Bowl my rookie year.
8. What is something about you most people don't know?
I'm going to write movies one day.
9. If you could have dinner with three or more people (living or dead), who would it be?
I'd have to say Michael Jackson (the old Mike), President Barack Obama and Michael Jordan.
10. If you could have a different career, what would it be?
Well I guess since I want to write movies one day, being a movie producer would be kind of cool.
Which Arizona Cardinals player will get profiled next week? Check back for a new "10 Questions" each Tuesday here on ABC15.com.
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