Rutgers Captains Julian Pinnix-Odrick & Darius Hamilton Say Goodbye

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Anchors of the Rutgers locker room, captains Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Darius Hamilton speak for the final time as Scarlet Knights.

Captain Julian Pinnix-Odrick on the end of his Rutgers career...

We fought. That's all I could ask for. The attitude of the guys on the sideline was impeccable. It was great. The guys just keep fighting. Let's go. Let's go. We've got underclassmen. It's not the guys who are leaving. It's the underclassmen. … That's the stuff that you love to see, that you're proud of. Coming off the field, I'm just telling a lot of the guys I appreciate them. They're doing the same which means the world to me. Hopefully I left all I had with them and hopefully they see that and I always care for them.”

On the message to the players...

It was a lot of grateful guys in there thanking the seniors. Regardless of how we go out, I love these guys. I have all of the trust in the world in this program. … It's definitely gratifying for me to hear from all of the people that I've influenced the best ways I can and they've influenced me probably even more.

Captain Darius Hamilton on problems defensively...

Little mistakes, man. Little mistakes caused big things to happen out here. Not being in your gap or a missed assignment, 11 guys all have to be on the same page for a defense to be successful. When it's not, it shows. Hats off to Maryland. They came out and played a great game. It's a tough one to swallow but you've just got to make sure you're on point all the time.”

On what he left behind...

I just hope my work ethic [is remembered]. Show kids how to work. Show kids how to come to work every day, handle their business. It's like I told them the other day. We had our senior tribute the other day, and I hope some of the things that were said there resonated, really hit home with some of the younger guys. They're going to have to sacrifice a lot to be where they want to be. I think some of them understand that but understanding and doing are two different things.”


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