Get to know: Packers cornerback Sam Shields

The Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne sat down for an informal Q&A with Packers cornerback Sam Shields, who is in his second season in Green Bay. Shields, 23, was acquired as a non-drafted free agent out of Miami in 2010 and earned the nickel cornerback spot in his rookie season.
If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be? Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson and Beyoncé.

Who plays you in a movie and what's the premise? It'd be a sports movie. Not just football. It'd have all sports - baseball, basketball, everything, track. A guy that does it all. I can't think of the actor right now.

What's one of your hobbies outside of football? I love watching movies, playing ping-pong and bowling.

What's your ping-pong game like? Speed. I'm not sure if anybody plays here, but back home we play ping-pong a lot at the recreation center. I played all the time growing up, since I went to summer camp. We used to play ping-pong. I can serve fast, everything. I can put a little spin on it. At the recreation center we had tournaments. Sometimes, I'd win them. Some of my friends are way better than me.

Favorite TV show? "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns." It's real funny. Everyday stuff in a household.

Favorite musician/band? Lil Wayne. He came here. It was surprising when I saw him. I didn't know he was that short. It was after the throwback game after San Francisco last year. He came in. His lyrics, oh, man. He says some off-the-wall stuff you wouldn't even think about. He's smart, too. He went to college and all that stuff.

What's playing on the iPod right now? Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.

Favorite team/player growing up? The Cowboys and Emmitt Smith.

Worst job you ever had? I worked for a week doing dietary at an old folks' home. I was in high school, my sophomore year. I just set up the tables, brought the food out. I just couldn't do it because they'll throw the food back at you. I couldn't do that. If they don't want it, they push it away and say, "I don't want this!" It's crazy. One week and I was done. I couldn't do it.

What would you do as NFL commissioner? I would change all of these unnecessary flags and calls. I'd loosen up (pass interference) and clean up a lot of stuff.

Favorite movie? "Man on Fire" with Denzel Washington and "Secret Window" with Johnny Depp.

Who's your best friend on the team? Morgan Burnett. As soon as we started training camp (in 2010), he was my roommate at the Wingate. We were in the same conference, the ACC. I didn't know him at the time but I knew him from being on the field playing.

Do you talk trash on the field? Yeah. Just "You're soft" and a lot of cuss words. Me and (Devin) Hester got into it. He was out there playing dirty, man. So I got tired of it. I retaliated. He retaliated. And he got caught. We used to talk. I know him. But on that field, you're not friends anymore. He was pushing me in the facemask. Me and DeSean (Jackson) got into it. Me and (Jeremy) Maclin got into it.

If you weren't an NFL player, what would you be doing? I'd be in school, trying to finish school. I'd try to do something with sports. Probably coaching.

Will you miss the NBA if the lockout drags on? Oh, yeah. I used to love Chicago because of Michael Jordan. But right now, it's the Heat. It was crazy, it was crazy (when LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed). It was all Heat then. That's all anybody talked about.

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