Q & A for Kids with CB Marcus Hudson

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Q: You have two sons. What's the best part about being a father? **A: The best part is feeling young again and being able to relate to them. You get to call them out when they're doing something they think you don't know about. When I was growing up, I probably did everything that they're trying to get away with now. It's pretty fun when you catch them in the act, whether they're climbing on the refrigerator or getting into the cookies. It's always fun to catch them.

Q: Is that how you were as a kid?A: Definitely. Now I know what my mother was talking about. She reminds me every day that I'm now getting a double dose of what I gave her. I feel sorry for her and I apologize every day now.

Q: What's the hardest thing about being a parent?A: Making sacrifices. If you want to go somewhere, you have to put your family first. During the off-season, I really wanted to go out of town, but I had to stay here because my son was in school and so was my wife. That meant I have to play daddy day care during the day.

Q: What is the most important thing you want to teach your sons?A: I want to teach them to have pride in themselves. Whatever goal you set for yourself, conquer it. Be happy and be satisfied. Find fulfillment in everything you do. It's your life and we're all going to be gone one day so just be proud of yourself.

Q: What was your favorite subject while you were in school?A: My best subject would probably be nap time. I never went to sleep during nap time, I would just try to wake everyone else up to talk and throw things across class. I think that was my time to get loose.

Q: What was your worst subject?A: I don't know. I did well with all my homework, but it was just my conduct that wasn't that great. I was good in English when I was in elementary school, but when I went to college it just didn't make any sense. I'll have to say English then.

Q: Out of all our defensive backs, who would you think got into the most trouble when they were in elementary school?A: Me, but I actually wasn't too bad until high school. Put Donald Strickland down. I heard about Strick. He had to be the worst.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?A: I wanted to be like the Crocodile Hunter and chase animals. I was always fascinated with animals and I wanted to go to the zoo all the time. When I got older and I realized the animals bite, and when they do, most of the time you don't survive it kind of crushed my dream and now I just want to WATCH Discovery Channel.

Q: Who was one person you looked up to in sports as a role model?A: Probably all my brothers. Everything I learned about sports I learned from them, whether it was baseball, soccer, basketball or track. All of them taught me something that helped me get to where I am today. Everybody in the Hudson family was an athlete.

Q: Did you have a favorite cartoon show when you were a kid?A: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they're still going strong now. You had Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael. Manny Lawson thinks the best show was Thundercats, but they don't have anything on the Ninja Turtles. I had the Ninja Turtles bed spread, pillow, book bag, lunchbox and thermos. I had it all. I even had the life-size doll. My favorite was Donatello because he was the smart one. His weapon was the long stick so when I was playing Ninja Turtles as a kid, that was the only weapon I could find. Nunchucks and swords were too dangerous.

Q: You grew up in Miami, how does that compare to California?A: The similarities are the sunshine and the palm trees. They both have a good lifestyle where you can go out and run in the sunshine and let the wind blow through your hair. In Florida it is just HOT. The wind can blow, but you'll never feel it.

Q: Now that you're going into your third season with the 49ers, have you gotten any closer to calling yourself a California guy?A: Not yet, because I still have a hard time talking to a lot of people who don't understand me because my accent is so strong. I don't think I can say I'm a Californian yet. Plus I didn't vote in California because I'm still registered in Florida. I guess I'm not California-ized just yet.

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