Thursday, April 30, 2009

Saints Nation: Getting to know new Saints center Alex Fletcher with 10 questions

Saints Nation caught up with new rookie free agent signee Alex Fletcher and he was nice enough to take the time for a quick little Q&A. Special thanks to him for sharing a little insight into who he is. I know that I along with many worldwide Saints fans appreciate it. Fletcher is a center who played collegiate ball at the prestigious university of Stanford, so there is no doubt he fits Sean Payton's mold of an intelligent football player with high character.

Saints Nation (SN): What is your best memory as a Cardinal?
Alex: October 6th, 2007 when we beat USC in 2007 at the Coliseum 24-23 (Stanford was a 40 point underdog that day).

SN: Who is your best friend on the Saints so far?
Alex: We report next Thursday, so the only guys that I know are Sedrick Ellis from playing against him and Leigh Torrence (a former Stanford teammate).

SN: If you were not an NFL player, what would be your profession?
Alex: I would probably go to New York and find a job in finance.

SN: What is something fans might not know about you that you would want them to know?
Alex: I really just pride myself on being a hardworking competitor.

SN: What is your favorite music/band/artist?
Alex: Varies, but anything from Coldplay to Jay Z.

SN: What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans so far?
Alex: TBD. (we'll have to check back with him once he's had a chance to hit some of our restaurants!)

SN: Which NFL player do you respect the most?
Alex: TBD

SN: Who is the toughest opposing player you have faced?
Alex: There are definitely two players that stand out in my career. Haloti Ngata, who went to college at Oregon and is now with the Baltimore Ravens, and Sedrick Ellis-USC/NO Saints.

SN: Where is your favorite place to play besides @ Stanford?
Alex: Playing at Oregon was always a thrill.

SN: Outside of the NFL (baseball, basketball, hockey) who is your favorite professional team?
Alex: The New York Yankees. I grew up in Long Island, New York.

Great stuff... Thanks again to Alex for taking the time and best of luck to him as OTA's, mini camp and training camp approaches. We hope to see you in a Saints uniform for years to come!