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Q&A for Kids with LB Jeff Ulbrich

Q: You have three kids, what's the best and worst part of being a dad?
A: The best part is that no matter what your day is like, you go home and they put a smile on your face.

Q: Are you tough on them are you a softie at heart?
A: Depends on who you ask. Hopefully they guys out here think I'm tough. Hopefully my kids think I'm a softie.

Q: Are your kids old enough at an age to understand that you play football for a living?
A: Yes, they are. My oldest two are. They love it. They get to see me on TV and they wear my jersey all over the place. They love it.

Q: How old were you when you started playing football? What position did you play then?
A: Probably four or five years old with my buddies. I didn't play organized football until I was a sophomore in high school, and at that point I played safety.

Q: At what point, did you think about being able to play football in college?
A: Probably my senior year in high school, I started having some success.

Q: A lot of kids play football at a young age and obviously one of the most important things about football is learning to be a team player. How did you really learn that concept?
A: I think being a good team players means putting a lot on yourself as an individual to begin with. You have to prepare and work hard. If you do those things, you'll be a good teammate.

Q: In your career, what offensive player as been the hardest to go up against?
A: Larry Allen

Q: You are a stickler in terms of nutrition. Were you always that way, even as a kid or did you like your junk food?
A: I wrestled in high school so losing weight was a necessity. When you're a kid it's important to learn how to eat right. But in January and February I splurge a little bit.

Q: Summer vacation is coming up for kids. What are your best memories of summertime as a kid?
A: Going to Lake San Pablo in the East Bay with my family.

Q: What was your room decorated like when you were little?
A: I had tons of sports photos. Everything from football to soccer.

Q: Did you earn money for chores as a kid or how did things work in your household?
A: We had a list of things we had to do, but I didn't do them all the time. My sisters probably would say I did nothing. My wife says I do nothing.

Q: Did you have brothers and sisters, and if so, how did you guys get along?
A: Two sisters, both were a little bit older so we got along pretty well.

Q: What was your worst and best subject in school?
I would say my best subject was probably math, even though I didn't really like it. My worst would be science.

Q: What did you grow up wanting to be as a kid?
A: It changed all the time. I wanted to be a fireman, a policeman, a football player. All sorts of things.

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