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Jack Youngblood Quotes

Boy, I'll tell you, when the Rams drafted me No. 1, it surprised me. I was walking on air for days.

But this was my chance to go to the Super Bowl. Nothing was going to stop me.

By that time I was thinking a little about pro ball and hopeful that someone would draft me.

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.

Football has been my life for as long as I can remember.

Good luck is a residue of preparation.

He owned a service station, and I used to go there and piddle around - pump some gas, get in the way.

He took me under his wing when I first came to the Rams and taught me everything - his technique in the pass rush, how to play off blockers, and how to make the big play.

I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general.

I think my numbers speak for themselves.

I think we all want to be remembered for what we did.

I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It's like having a mental workshop.

It's unbelievable how many things I've learned from Merlin Olsen.

Merlin really taught me how to concentrate, that you play each play as if it were the only play. And if you put all the plays together like that, then you'll come out on top.

One day, though, I was asked if I'd like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator.

Sure enough, it wasn't long until I got a call, telling me I had a scholarship there. It was the only scholarship offer I had and, believe me, I jumped at it.

The disappointment of losing is huge.

The emotions of the game do not change.

The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.

There are no opportune times for a penalty, and this is not one of those times.