10 Questions: Interview with Packers WR DeAngelo Yancey

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 10: DeAngelo Yancey
GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 10: DeAngelo Yancey /

Ten questions with Green Bay Packers wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey.

DeAngelo Yancey was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 175th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Ever since, he has been on and off the practice squad.

But when Yancey has the opportunity to shine, he doesn’t disappoint. And he played well in the Packers’ 2017 preseason, which included a spectacular catch.

Lombardi Ave writer Josh Gerhardt and I recently sat down with Yancey to talk about his time with the Packers, Purdue, and how the Frozen Tundra has treated him since his arrival.

Josh: Who was you’re favorite player and team growing up?

Yancey: Definitely Michael Vick and the Falcons. Had no choice being from Atlanta.

Michael: How did playing for Purdue help you prepare for the next big step into the NFL?

Yancey: At Purdue, the coaches and academic staff didn’t allow you to just focus on one task. You were going to be the best that you could be on and off the field.

Josh: What was your biggest motivation to play football?

Yancey: I would have to say my dad. He played ball at Albany State, and I just wanted to follow in his footsteps. I was always shown his football pictures and videos.

Michael: How has the Green Bay weather treated you?

Yancey: Up and down, sometimes it’s good and it’s not. Took some time getting used too though.

Josh: Do you have any pre-game superstitions or routines before games?

Yancey: I do not. I just try to listen to music that calms me down.

Michael: Favorite moment as a Packer so far?

Yancey: Just being here. Being in the NFL period. Always dreamed of playing on the highest level and now it’s a reality.

Josh: What is the biggest difference heading into this year than last year?

Yancey: The experience you get. There isn’t a better teacher than experience.

Josh: What is your proudest moment as a football player?

Yancey: Making it to this point is definitely one, but I think my proudest are ahead of me.

Michael: How did you feel when you heard Jordy Nelson would not be returning to the team?

Yancey: The news was shocking, he was a great football player but an even better man. A man who is a great role model.

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Josh: Message to any doubters or detractors?

Yancey: My message is just for me to stay the course and keep working at my craft.

We’d like to personally thank Yancey for taking the time to talk to us. We had an awesome time interviewing him, and we wish him the best going forward.