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.
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.
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.
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.
My biggest transition was focusing on the detail of every assignment because it is the difference between a positive play and a negative play.
Having some success in the league built my confidence for the future reminding me that I can play at this level.
My hobbies outside of football are reading, spending time with family, movies, and pretty much relaxing,