Jordan Poyer: OSU to NFL
May 21, 2013, 2:37 pm
Former Oregon State Beavers
and current Philadelphia Eagles
Cornerback Jordan Poyer
joined the BFT Tuesday afternoon to talk about his NFL Draft experience, playing for a former rival coach and alongside his hero.
Poyer joined the BFT from Corvallis, between practices with the Beavers before he leaves for Philadelphia. Poyer said the practices were bittersweet.
“It’s cool to just be around them one last time before I really head out of here. I’m excited for what’s coming but I’m definitely just trying to enjoy being around my teammates and saying one last goodbye.”
Poyer joins the Eagles and one-time rival, Oregon Coach Chip Kelly.
“He welcomed me with open arms, shook my hand, gave me a big hug, said he was fired up to have me and ‘It’s time to go to work.’ I’m excited to play for a guy like him. He’s a competitor; he wants to win. And when you play for a guy like that, it’s hard not to give it your all.”
Upon joining the Eagles, Poyer is now teammates with his long-time favorite NFL player.
“My favorite all-time player was Michael Vick, so now it’s kind of surreal playing on the same team as him.”
Though leaving the Beavers for the NFL, Poyer looks forward to watching the Beavers next season.
Beaver Nation should expect a good season. These guys have been playing for a while now, they have great leadership on the team. I expect nothing but great things out of them, I know that they’re going to compete, they’re going to play hard, and they’re going to do great things.”
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