Destiny Baca, one of our junior reporters, spent some time visiting with Todd Davis.
I received an email from a woman named Christy on September 11, saying I had the opportunity to interview a Denver Broncos football player. Christy organizes Broncos activities with Children’s Hospital.
Obviously, I could not turn this once in a lifetime opportunity down, so my parents and I made arrangements for me to go in only two days. I did not know who I was interviewing so I was very anxious to go and just be able to see the players and see the Broncos headquarters, etc.
On September 13, I woke up really early, around 5 a.m., just too excited for what was to come with my day. By 8 a.m., my Dad, my Grandpa and I were on the road heading from Grand Junction to Denver. My Dad, being an avid Broncos fan, was just as excited as we arrived to the UCHealth Training Center in Dove Valley. As soon as we were buzzed in through the doors, we were met by a woman named Hannah, who is a part of Christy's team. We got to introduce ourselves and talk for a little while before a worker from the Broncos headquarters came to give me my Jr. Reporter badge and give us a little tour of the training facility.
At the beginning of our tour we were led to another building and we got to view the indoor football field they practice on. We got to walk on the field and look at all the banners that had former Broncos players on it, take pictures, etc. We got to view other things as well as seeing the daycare room, the locker room, the cafeteria, the conference rooms, etc.
The whole time I was there, I kept wondering who I was going to interview. While my Dad and I were waiting with Hannah, we asked two other workers and the camera man who I would be interviewing. I was told that it was Todd Davis, a Broncos linebacker. When we were led outside to the field, many Bronco players were walking off the field and I was excited and shocked at the same time because it was an amazing feeling to know that I was surrounded by the Denver Broncos players. There were many reporters and cameras there for interviews with the other players.
As my Dad and I were talking, my Dad pointed behind me, when I turned around I seen Todd Davis walking up to me with a big smile on his face. As soon as he approached me, he put his hand out and I shook it and introduced myself. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout my whole interview he kept the smile on his face and he gave great answers.
I would like to thank the Denver Broncos, Children’s Hospital and Christy Dobson for this amazing opportunity! It was a major milestone in my life and I will never forget this experience.
Question: How does it feel when you make a great play?
Answer: “It felt really good! The stadium went wild, it was so loud that I could only hear one noise."
Question: What has your experience playing for the Broncos been like?
Answer: “Love it!' I wouldn't want to play anywhere else, I love Broncos Country."
Question: What is your advice for kids who want to become professional football players?
Answer: "Work hard, stay focused and all your dreams will come true."
Question: If you could be any celebrity in the world, who would you be?
Answer: Barack Obama. "I'd love to be president."
Question: Do you have any superstitions?
Answer: "I always pray before I step out onto the field."
Question: What is your ideal perfect date?
Answer: "First, my wife is there! Then, take a helicopter ride to downtown, rooftop dinner and a helicopter flight to view the Rockies."
Question: What would you try if you knew you couldn't fail?
Answer: Professional Dancer. "I have a little bit of moves but if I knew I couldn't fail, I'd try it."
Question: What do you do in your free time?
Answer: Spends a lot of time with family. “I have a new 1-year old son and I love to spend as much time with him as I can.”
Question: What are your priorities in life before football?
Answer: "God, family and football."
Question: What kind of car do you drive?
Answer: Ford F150
Question: If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go?
Question: If you could have any other job besides football, what would it be?
Answer: Baseball or basketball
Question: Did you have a favorite subject in school? If so what was it?
Answer: Math. "The thing I like about math is it's either right or wrong."
Question: Who is your celebrity crush?
Answer: Halle Berry
Question: Have you bought your mom anything cool since you became a football player?
Answer: A car. "I'm buying her a house this year."
Question: Who's your favorite singer/band?