Jared Odrick

Getting in the Halloween spirit

Jared Odrick at Tuesday’s Halloween giveaway at Party City in Davie, Fla.

On participating in a Halloween giveaway this week and how important it is for players to participate in community events: “I think it’s really important. When a player wants to show an effort to be a part of the community and get involved with people’s lives that are in the area, whether it’s young kids or full grown adults, it’s very important. This past event at Party City in Davie was great to be a part of. To help kids live out some good fun times that are coming here for Halloween, it’s just fun. I remember that I got to enjoy those and it’s something that my mom helped me do and I was in a situation where I could afford to buy some costumes and make it a special night. If we can do that with other kids who are a little underprivileged and might not get that opportunity, it’s definitely worth it.”

On if he has any plans for Halloween this year: “Not right now, it’s still too far away. Maybe I’ll have to dress up or something, but I don’t know yet.”

On his favorite costumes from the past: “I was trying to think of what I did. In college, I didn’t do anything too crazy. When I was a kid, I always remember being a vampire or a pirate, the usual stuff. Nothing too crazy.”

On his favorite holiday: “Well, it used to be Thanksgiving and Christmas, but now it’s probably Easter or New Year’s. What I liked about Thanksgiving and Christmas was the seasonal time of the year, especially Thanksgiving with it being Fall, just the color changes that Pennsylvania brings. There’s not much of that down here plus, now that I’m playing professional football, in Miami, I’m just away from my family and I don’t get to see my family as much during the season, which is Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I do get to see them more in the offseason which is Easter and sometimes New Year’s, which is my birthday.”

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