Football Bruce Bivens

You might know our players on the field, but lets get to know one off the field! We had a sit-down Q and A with Bruce Bivens (who has since changed his number to 5).

Athletes are always asked hundreds of questions about their sport, no matter if they’re college level or professional. Oftentimes, athletes are asked a lot of questions about the game and not a lot of questions about their personal lives. This leaves some fans wondering and wanting to know a little more about their favorite athlete! Here are a few things that you didn’t know about East Carolina University student-athlete Bruce Bivens!

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?

A: *laughs* I don’t wanna tell anybody my nickname.

 

Q: HOW OLD ARE YOU?

A: 23

 

Q: WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

A: January 29th (He’s an Aquarius)

  

Q: WHAT’S YOUR MAJOR?

A: I just graduated, but my major now is Business.

 

Q: WHAT GOT YOU INTO FOOTBALL?

A: I don’t know, I just like being competitive. I grew up playing basketball, and stuff like that was my first love but then when I was on the court, I was really aggressive and they were like “you should play football” and I just fell in love with football.

 

Q: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

A: Houston

 

Q: WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL PLAYER?

A: He’s retired now but Ray Lewis. He’s just really inspirational to me on and off the field.

 

Q: HAVE YOU PLAYED ANY SPORTS (besides football and basketball)?

A: I ran track and I did shot put and discus throw. I actually do shot put here but that’s pretty much it!

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?

A: Chicken — I love chicken.

 

Q: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR DINNER?

A: Breakfast. I love breakfast food; I can eat breakfast food at any time of the day.

 

Q: IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT FIVE THINGS WOULD YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU?

A: I need a fishing pole, I need a propane tank and grill, I need a blanket, some water obviously. This last thing is kind of hard. “You wouldn’t bring a phone, any clothes?” Oh yeah, my phone! I’m going to already have clothes on.

 

Q: WHAT’S ONE THING YOU REFUSE TO GO IN PUBLIC WITHOUT?

A: My phone

 

Q: WHO DO YOU GO TO FOR ADVICE?

A: My twin sister

 

Q: WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR YOUNGER SELF?

A: Honestly, always remain patient. No matter what the circumstance is, just remain patient.

 

Q: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE GAME SO FAR?

A: Last year against Temple. I got my first interception, I had a big hit, and I had double-digit tackles.

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR THE FOOTBALL PLAYER THAT GETS YOUR NUMBER AFTER YOU LEAVE? (He’s number 5)

A: Just give it all you got; that’s pretty much all I have to say about that one.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE SONG?

A: I would say “Ballin” by Jeezy; I like listening to Jeezy.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONG?

A: “Waiting” by Jeezy; I listen to Jeezy a lot.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME RITUAL?

A: I don’t really have a ritual. I just get ready for the game and listen to my music, and I like calling my mom and my grandma before I play

 

Q: MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

A: I’ll say a night owl; I’m not a real big morning person.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR DREAM CAR?

A: I don’t really have a dream car, but I would like a Benz Coupe — a black Benz Coupe.

 

Q: WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE LATER IN LIFE? OR DO YOU WANT TO STAY IN NORTH CAROLINA FOREVER?

A: I would like to live somewhere like on an island or something. I just want to get away from everybody,  just be on an island with my family and stuff.

 

Q: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ECU?

A: I just felt at home when I came on my visit. I don’t know; it was just a feeling I couldn’t describe. I just felt at home.

 

Q: OTHER THAN FOOTBALL, WHAT OTHER TALENT DO YOU HAVE?

A: I can’t think of anything right off the dome; I’m just a competitive person!

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

A: At times, I read. I like to work out a little bit. I like to go fishing — that’s like my all-time favorite. I just like the outdoors and stuff like that.

 

Q: WHICH DO YOU PREFER INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, OR SNAPCHAT?

A: I’m not a real big social media guy, but I’ll say Instagram because it gives you the best of all worlds.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW AND MOVIE?

A: My favorite movie? Taken. I love watching Taken. I love that movie because it’s like a real serious action movie, and I love movies like that. My favorite TV show, I would say, is The Flash; I like watching The Flash. It’s on Netflix; it’s pretty cool.

 

Q: WHAT’S A RANDOM FACT THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD KNOW?

A: I have a twin; a lot of people don’t know that!

 

Q: WHERE’S SOMEWHERE THAT YOU WANT TO TRAVEL TO THAT YOU’VE NEVER BEEN?

A: Puerto Rico

 

Q: WHERE WOULD YOU SPEND ALL OF YOUR TIME IF YOU HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO?

A: My room or outside

 

Q: WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR ALL THE READERS WHO’LL SEE THIS?

A: Thanks for being interested in finding out more about me as a person!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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