If you were to ask me to describe one of the best days of my life, this would be it! I remember our cab pulling up to the Bronco's training facility and running as fast as I could to the door to go inside. I stood outside excited and anxious, it was on this day January 7, 2016 that I was chosen to be a Junior Reporter for the Bronco's by Children's Hospital Colorado. I also interviewed the best defensive end, Malik Jackson. This was the best day of my life, despite being extremely nervous!!
We began this exciting day by going to the training facility. I saw the inside field where there were pictures of each player hanging on the wall. Next, we quietly and quickly checked out the outside practice field, but it was really cold! We walked around the conference room and saw some play the Bronco's players were working on. My favorite part of the tour was going to the lobby to see all the trophies, super bowl rings, and awards the Broncos have won over the year. The tour was really exciting but my interview as next and my nerves were wild!
I was so honored when they introduced me to the 6'5", 293 pound defensive end, Malik Jackson, as the player I was going to interview. One of the first questions I asked Malik was what do you think needs to improve on the offense and defense? Malik said "On the offense we to work on the running game, and on the defense more sacks and going after the quarterback." When Malik is not playing football, he loves to be with his brand new baby daughter that is only 3 weeks old. When I asked him what his favorite holiday is, he said "Christmas because I love to help the less fortunate and give back to others." Malik also loves to spend time with friends and family over the holidays. The question I couldn't wait to ask Malik was what is your favorite food? Malik's answered made me laugh when he answered with "any food that isn't burnt!" We had an amazing interview together and my nerves went away.
This experience was completely awesome! The training facility was huge and made everyone feel like little bugs. Seeing all the trophies made me want to touch them and ask if I could be a manager for the Broncos, but I didn't ask because I was too nervous. I was star-struck when interviewing Malik Jackson, but he was very kind and funny. He made me feel comfortable throughout the interview! This was so incredible and I really want to go back, meet more players, and hopefully go to a game! GO BRONCOS!