One of the most productive Pro Boilers in program history, Cliff Avril was kind enough to spend some time reflecting on his time at Purdue, talking about the charity work he does in the community and all things football! The Super Bowl Champ is one of the very best people to come out of Purdue’s football program aside from his play on the gridiron. Thank you to T-Mill for allowing me to share this with everyone!
You can watch the full interview using the link below and scroll down for an outline of the conversation!
During the interview, Cliff and I discussed:
- Cliff’s work in the community.
- How he wants to give back to the youth in Seattle.
- What his motivation is behind all of the charity work he does.
- Why he thought he would be in the NBA, not the NFL.
- Reflecting on “The best 3.5 years of his life” playing at Purdue.
- The transition of the Purdue program from then to now.
- Playing with guys like Bernard Pollard, Anthony Spencer, Rob Ninkovich, Ray Edwards and more at Purdue.
- His big man touchdown against Minnesota for the Boilermakers in 2007.
- The Russell Wilson-Seattle Seahawks situation brewing.
- If he thinks Wilson will be the Seahawks QB going forward.
- What is was like to go from an 0-16 Lions team to a Super Bowl Champion.
- Dan Orlovski running out of the back on the end zone his rookie year.
- How it felt to reach the pinnacle of the football world.