2012 NFL Rookies Talk Favorite Video Game Characters

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Posted June 10, 2012 by in Lists

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Some top picks in this year’s NFL draft talk about who’d they’d pick as their favorite video game character.

by Jason Moquin
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These days you can play as athletes in all sorts of games from Tecmo Super Bowl to FIFA but what about the real life players, what characters top the list of favorites when they play games?

That question was asked to some 2012 NFL rookies and here are their replies.

 

Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles QB taken in the third round

Favorite character? Bowser

Favorite game he’s featured in: Mario Kart

 

 

Doug Martin: Tampa Bay Buccaneer RB taken in the first round

Favorite character: Mario

Favorite game he’s featured in: Mario 64

 

Coby Fleener: Indianapolis Colts TE taken in the second round

Favorite character: Scorpion from Mortal Kombat

Favorite game he’s featured in: Any MK featuring Scorpion

 

Rueben Randle: New York Giants WR taken in the second round

Favorite character: Mario

Favorite game he’s featured in: Mario Kart

 

Michael Floyd: Arizona Cardinals WR drafted in the first round

Favorite character: Luigi

Favorite game he’s featured in: Mario Kart 64

 

Ryan Tannehill: Miami Dolphins QB taken in the first round

Favorite character: Mario

Favorite game he’s featured in: All

 

Now what does all this show us?

  • 1. Everywhere you go one guy will always pick Luigi over Mario.
  • 2. Anyone with aspirations to play professional football should have a healthy dose of Mario games included in their training, preferably Mario Kart

 

Special thanks to NFL.com for the use of these interviews, the video itself can he found here.


About the Author

Jason Moquin

Jason has been around video games since he's been born. He's also been around Godzilla, Giant Japanese Robots, and the Marx Brothers.

 
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