Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Kevin Grayson?
Kevin Grayson: I’d say an NFL team is getting not just an athlete but they are also getting a person who treats people with a lot of respect. They are getting an ambitious, outgoing player who works hard and does well on and off the field. I am more than just an athlete. I am a man, I am a husband. I am a married man so I guess I would classify myself to sum it up as a mature young married man.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Kevin Grayson: I would have to list four major influences throughout my career. My best friend on the team and fellow WR Jordan Mitchell would be the first. I would also include my former teammate Tim Hightower who now plays for the Cardinals. He was always there for me pushing me and helping me when I was a Freshmen at Richmond. I would also say John Crone and Laurence Sidbury. Laurence calls me up all the time and tells me what to expect and what to be ready for and how to prepare. I guess I am going to list five. I would also include last but not least Armon Shields.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Kevin Grayson: My greatest strengths are my size and speed combination. You see a lot of smaller WR’s in the game today, there are a lot of short and speedy WR’s in the game but I have good size/speed combination that teams are looking for. I create a lot of mismatches versus the smaller CB’s. Also, my ability to catch the ball as well as my ability to get to the ball wherever it is, when it is thrown my way.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Kevin Grayson: My goal is to make a team first. I want to fight for a starting job and then don’t stop there. I want to make a name for myself and start in the NFL for a long time. I will hopefully be blessed to have a long career with some records when I am finished.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments?
Kevin Grayson: I would say my greatest accomplishments include winning the National Championship in 2008. It was great in so many ways. It was the school’s first ever championship as well as my first ever. I never won a championship in High School so it was a great feeling.
Scott Porter: Which NFL player most reminds you of yourself?
Kevin Grayson: That is a tough question. There are a few I see similar. I like Larry Fitzgerald because he’s my boy and people use to call me Fitzgerald because they said I reminded them of him. He catches everything and he is very dynamic. We have the same body type. I would also say Marques Colston because he goes up and competes for the ball in the air. I would also say Hines Ward because he likes to get his hands dirty like I do. He’s not a pre-Madonna WR like me. You always have to look out for him on the field. He is more than just a guy who is going to catch passes. He offers so much more.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Kevin Grayson: Bowling is my biggest hobby off the field. I love to bowl. I bowled with my teammates every Sunday. I am just now getting into golf. I like watching movies. I love movies.
Scott Porter: Who is the toughest player you have ever faced?
Kevin Grayson: Offensively the toughest players I have ever seen in action are Armanti Edwards of Appalachian State and Joe Flacco of Delaware. When I played against Flacco we went into 5 OT’s. He is an amazing QB that was such a crazy game. I would say the toughest CB I have ever faced is Derek Cox when he played for William and Mary.
Scott Porter: What are your favorite memories while at Richmond?
Kevin Grayson: The first that comes to my mind is the 5 OT game while playing against Joe Flacco. I will never forget that game. It was so crazy and such a well fought game to be part of. I had never played in an OT game until then and it went into 5. Also blocking a FG vs. Delaware last year to win the game was a great memory I have. My Sophomore year vs. Northern Iowa was a great memory. I was having an amazing game until I had to leave early with an injury. Northern Iowa was the loudest stadium I have ever played in, it was a crazy atmosphere. The UNI dome was so loud that day.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Kevin Grayson: That is a very tough question. There is so much that I will miss. I’d say the past year we just got a new stadium. I’ll miss that atmosphere in that stadium that it brought with the fans and students and all the alumni. I wish I could have played longer in the new stadium. I will miss my WR core we were very tight together.