Nov 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham (36) carries the ball in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin' Fan Interview With Benny Cunningham

If it’s one position that the Rams are deep at, it’s running back. It’s hard to believe that is the case after Steven Jackson left a gaping hole at the position when he left for the Falcons last season.

Zac Stacy certainly stepped up and filled the role, but if its one guy that flew under the radar and made his case as the number two guy, it was Benny Cunningham. Cunningham ran for 261 yards and a touchdown off of 47 carries last season and had big games against the Colts and Bears in which he ran for 72 and 109 yards respectively.

The undrafted rookie out of Middle Tennessee State made a name for himself in the Rams backfield and even earned the nickname “Wham-Bam Cunningham” from fans.

We recently got a great opportunity to interview Cunningham on last season and the season upcoming and here’s what he had to say.

 Growing Up, which player did you look up to and why?
My favorite back was Marshall Faulk because I feel like he could do it all.. Speed, juke, and catch and I even wore the number 28 like him.
Joining the team last season as an undrafted free agent and coming from a smaller school at Middle Tennessee State, does that put a chip on your shoulder and make you work harder?
 I don’t feel like my school has anything to do with my motivation because if you can play football it will show. My chip comes from my family knowing that they depend on me to get it done.
What are your personal goals as well as team goals for 2014?
My personal goal is simply to contribute to the team in a positive way and I would like to go to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl.
What was the biggest transition you had to make coming into the NFL? 
 My biggest transition was focusing on the detail of every assignment because it is the difference between a positive play and a negative play.
Last season you had your first 100 yard game and first professional touchdown against the Bears and then also had a pretty solid game the week before against the Colts, what did that whole experience mean to you? 
Having some success in the league built my confidence for the future reminding me that I can play at this level.
What are some of your hobbies and things outside of  football that you like to do?
My hobbies outside of football are reading, spending time with family, movies, and pretty much relaxing,

 

 

 

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