'Time-Out': Niles Paul

Omaha North's Niles Paul will follow in his uncle's footsteps and play college football for the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. The Scout.com four-star wide receiver has spent a lot of time with his uncle at Green Bay's training camp this summer. We asked Paul about the Packers legend Brett Favre, "Oh people think he's quiet, he's not quiet. He talks it up to everybody."

Rebecca Johnston: What is your favorite moment in sports history?

Niles Paul: When my uncle Ahman had that 3rd and five run and half the team tried to tackle him. He just busted through everybody.

RJ: What would you do first if you won the lottery?

NP: Help my family out and do the best I can for them and help North Omaha and North Omaha High School. The community needs lots of help.

RJ: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

NP:At Green Bay training camp, the jug machine shot a football out and it came out faster than I thought it would. It smacked me in the face in front of all the Packers' players.

RJ: Who is the most important person in your life?

NP: My father. My mother passed away, and he's always been there for me. Making me a better person.

RJ: When did your mom pass away?

NP: Four to five years ago.

RJ: What is the hardest thing you've ever gone through?

NP: Losing my Mom and having to cope with school. Getting through holidays without her.

RJ: What is something we don't know about your head coach?

NP: Coach Martin, people think he's tough, but he cried in front of us one time. He cried before the Bryant game because he wanted to get us hyped, and he just started shedding tears.

RJ: Who is the best player on your team (besides you)?

NP: Chris Shelly. He's short, but he's aggressive. The best middle linebacker in Nebraska.

RJ: What is your favorite thing about school?

NP: Knowing that I can better my education.

RJ: What is your favorite childhood memory?

NP: Watching my uncle (Ahman Green, Green Bay Packers) play running back when he played in the varsity pee wee league.

RJ: What is your greatest virtue?

NP: I'm a fun person and when everybody gets all serious I like to keep everyone happy.

RJ: What is the virtue you most admire in others?

NP: I want my friends to be fun people. You can't be grouchy all the time. You've got to like to have fun.

RJ: Do you have pets?

NP: A dog, Cognac.

RJ: What is your favorite food?

NP: Mashed potatoes.

RJ: Who is your favorite musical performer?

NP: Jay-Z

RJ: What is your favorite video game?

NP: Fight Night Round 3

RJ: Nickname?

NP: I don't know if it's very good, but Gladiator.

RJ: What is your favorite season of the year?

NP: Summer of course.

RJ: If you could visit any place where would you go?

NP: Hawaii.

RJ: Where would you like to live?

NP: Hawaii.

RJ: Who is your hero?

NP: My dad, Micki Paul.

RJ: Excluding football what is your favorite sport?

NP: Basketball.

RJ: If you could attend a football game with two people, one a family member or friend and the other person someone you don't know but, that you admire, who would you take?

NP: My Dad and Jerry Rice.

RJ: After your college career is over how would you like to be remembered in their history?

NP: The best receiver to come out of Nebraska.

Rebecca Johnston is a feature writer for Scout.com.

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