I had the pleasure of interviewing Ronald Ollie from Netflix’s new popular show, Last Chance U. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview Ollie for many reasons. Anyone who has seen the show knows that Ollie is a star. I see the potential in Ollie and believe he will become a dominant player in the National Football League in upcoming years. He is growing in character and skill, and is one of the most entertaining footballers in college football at the moment.
The show Last Chance U follows alongside coaches, players, games, and the entire 2015 football season of East Mississippi Community College (E.M.C.C.). I hadn’t heard of this college before either, but if you are a fan of football in any way, you NEED to watch this show. You WILL enjoy it. The combination of story development, pride, and vulnerability makes this documentary special. I am not getting paid to promote this documentary by the way; it’s just really good!
Anyway here is my interview with Last Chance U’s Ronald Ollie:
Question 1: What do you look forward to most about playing for Nicholls State?
Ollie: “I look forward to growing more as a player and a teammate.”
Question 2: Did you always want to excel in football from a young age or did you have other goals/dreams & what were they?
Ollie: “No I didn’t. Football was something that just happened, basketball was my thing.”
Question 3: If you could pick any team in the NFL to play for, who would it be any why?
Ollie: “Probably the Dolphins or Tampa Bay. Or a team out in California just wanna see how beautiful the world really is.”
Question 4: Who is someone you look up to and why?
Ollie: “I don’t really look up to anybody but I do talk to God a lot to help me and guide me through things.”
Question 5: What was one of the most exciting times of your life?
Ollie: “One of the most exciting times of my life was winning a national championship in junior college.”
Ronald Ollie has had anything but an easy life, which you will find out when you watch the show. But even through his pain and trials he shows up with a smile on his face and a passion for football like no other. Follow his active twitter account @RonaldOllie.
I look forward to following Ollie, Nicholls State, E.M.C.C. and another season of Last Chance U when it airs again next year.
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P.S. Here is a trailer for the documentary Last Chance U if you missed it above!