With the dawn of a new season on the horizon it means the start of some sophomore seasons for last season’s rookies. With that we took the chance to speak with a few of them to find out their thoughts on joining the team incase you’re still on the fence about joining! Next up it’s the turn of #90 Defensive Lineman, Che Meuller.
Che dazzled throughout his rookie season doing a lot of dirty work in the trenches and put on a great performance in the NFC 2 Championship final to boot! At the age of 37 Che showed all of the young guys on the team how to get it done and really shows you’re never too old to take up the sport!
Q: WHAT were your first impressions of the team and how were they changed through the year?
A: I was first impressed with how many people in Aberdeen like American football enough to play! As the year went on I was further impressed by the knowledge of the game and culture as well as the dedication to the team.
Q: What piece of advice would you give to someone thinking about coming along to the rookie sessions this november?
A: If you're thinking about it...just do it. Coaching staff and senior players are super helpful.
Q: What was your favourite thing about being a roughneck?
A: Difficult to answer following an undefeated championship season, but actually it was the people and the comradeship that we built through the year.
Q: What are your aims for this season?
A: This year, I want to build on last year, up one division, so we all need to up our game.
Q: Finally, and most importantly, what song did you sing for your rookie initiation?
A: A classic - Sweet Caroline!