They aren't the flashy quarterbacks making millions of dollars. They aren't speedster wide receivers, powerful running backs, or even hefty offensive linemen. Yet, they are the only people who actually use their foot to touch a football.
They are the kickers, the ones who have just as big an impact on a game as the aforementioned positions.
Shaun Suisham fills that position admirably for the Washington Redskins. A four-year pro, Suisham has been one of the most consistent placekickers in Redskins history, connecting on a franchise record five field goals in a game against the NY Jets in 2007.
Here are 20 Questions that I would like to ask Shaun Suisham:
1. Growing up, what made you want to become an NFL kicker?
2. What age did you first start playing football?
3. How many brothers and/or sisters did you grow up with? What were your relations with them like?
4. What did your parents say when you first told them you wanted to be a kicker? What did you friends say growing up?
5. You were born in Wallaceburg, Ontario. What made you pick American football over hockey, soccer or lacrosse?
6. Do they have many American football leagues in Ontario near your hometown?
7. What was the name of your first football team you played on?
8. What was the first moment when you thought, 'hey I could really make a career out of this?'
9. You kicked a championship-winning field goal for your high school in 1998. Does that rank as your favorite moment in the sport?
10. What was your favorite NFL team growing up and why?
11. What was the biggest transition between living in Canada and the United States?
12. You went to school at Bowling Green University. What was that experience like? What was your favorite memory from college?
13. Living in Washington during the season, what is your favorite thing to do in the capital?
14. Do you have any pets currently? Did you have any pets growing up?
15. What is your favorite childhood memory?
16. If you could travel one place in the world, where would it be and why?
17. If you could switch places with any former player in NFL history, who would it be and why?
18. What has been the biggest prank pulled on you in the NFL? What is the biggest prank you played on anybody else?
19. Over the past four years, what has been your favorite meal on the road after a game?
20. When you retire from the NFL, what is the line that you want people to say about you?