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Outtakes: Willis McGahee


Ravens running back and University of Miami product Willis McGahee shares some off-the-field thoughts with as he prepares to play the Dolphins this Sunday. What was your response to being selected to your first Pro Bowl after last season?

Willis McGahee: "It was an honor and a privilege to go to the Pro Bowl, especially when your peers have a say in the matter. I enjoyed every second of it. To go with three other Ravens was also special."

Do you think your 'Canes can get back on track this year?

"Anything is possible, but we're still in a rebuilding year. I'm really not expecting too much from them."

If you could choose one artist to perform with at a concert, who would it be?

"Me to perform? What am I going to perform? I would let the singer sing to me."

Who do you want singing to you?


If someone asked you for a movie recommendation, what would you tell them to see?

"I would tell them to watch Coming to America. It's old. It's a very funny movie."

If you could be a superhero, which would you be?

"Wolverine from X-Men. He has the ability to heal himself, and he doesn't age."

Which reality or game show would you want to be on?

"I would be on Deal or No Deal because I love taking chances."

Do you have a favorite magazine you try to read on a regular basis?

"Hip Hop Weekly and People Magazine, things like that."

How old were you when you learned to ride a bike?

"I don't even know. Probably four."

Did it take you long?

"Nah, I don't have a problem falling and getting back up."

What's the most interesting place you've ever traveled?

"Rome. I'd never been out of the country before."

Where do you hope to travel next?


What was your favorite class in school as a kid?

"My favorite class was P.E."

Which of your teammates would you definitely beat in an arm wrestling match?

"I'd probably beat Ray Lewis. I would definitely beat Demetrius Williams, though."

Who would beat you?

"Who could beat me? Probably Haloti [Ngata]. Probably."

How hard is it to leave games early with nagging injuries?

"I would say it's frustrating, but not [overly] frustrating. It's nothing major pulling me out. It's the little things like the eyes. You just put it behind you and keep going forward."

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