No Diva In Austin Seferian-JenkinsJune 25th, 2014
One thing stands out quickly when you talk to manbeast, 6-foot-6, Bucs rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins: This is one mature, eloquent 21-year-old.
Joe dug up the audio below of Seferian-Jenkins on KJR-AM, his hometown sports radio station in Seattle. Speaking following Buccaneers rookie minicamp, the 38th overall pick last month — and winner of the John Mackey award honoring college football’s No. 1 tight end — got drilled to talk about his changed and possibly frustrating role in the Washington Huskies’ offense in 2013. Seferian-Jenkins wouldn’t bite.
The rookie’s exchange with the radio host pushing him on that and a variety of topics is quite polished.
One great retort from Seferian-Jenkins: “Anyone that would tell you they would rather have better personal stats than wins, I don’t want to play with that guy.”
On Lovie Smith: “I’ve never had a coach that coaches the way he does. It’s really interesting. He’s really a teacher. You know he really embraces teaching young men and really growing them as men.”
Enjoy the audio below: