One on one with Ricky Ray

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:37 AM ET

How the heck are you?

Good.

Saturday night and you're not playing. What do you do?

I'm usually golfing during the day and going out to dinner and a movie at night.

Five words that best describe you?

Easy going, I want to say funny but some people wouldn't believe that. A little shy sometimes.

What were you like in school?

I was a good student, got good grades. I think when I graduated from (Sacramento State) I had a 3.7 grade point average, so I was a pretty studious kid.

Who's the most famous person saved in your cellphone?

Man ... to be honest, I haven't saved anybody's number.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever bought?

A new car, a new 2007 Tahoe. It was one of the biggest purchases I ever made.

Can you do any repairs on your vehicle?

I usually don't but I know a little bit about cars. If there was something little wrong with it, I could probably diagnose it.

Culinary specialty?

I can barbecue.

What TV series would you want on DVD?

Probably CSI: Las Vegas.

What's you favourite unhealthy food (and you can't say Frito Lays)?

Probably pizza.

Favourite place to holiday?

Hawaii.

Best concert you've ever seen?

I haven't been to many but probably the best one would have been Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

What trait do you admire most in teammates?

Hard work.

Any pets?

Two cats -- Six Pack and Roxy.

The best year of your life?

2003, the first Grey Cup (Edmonton over Montreal).

You have a few hours to kill, read a book or play a video game?

Probably read a book.

Worst habit?

Procrastination.

What's the ugliest thing in your wardrobe, other than one of those yellow Eskimos third jerseys?

I'll skip that one.

What's your most cherished material possession?

Probably my Grey Cup rings.

What's your most unpleasant characteristic?

My wife would say my sarcasm.

If you weren't in football, what would you be doing?

I would hope to be doing something in business.

Do you save your football cards or newspaper clippings?

In high school I did but since I've been in the pros I don't.

Could you be convinced to karaoke and what song would you sing?

I karaoked once, at my high school graduation party, and it was Bust A Move (by Young MC). It was bad.


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