Off the Field: Jairus Byrd

Rookie talks to about Buffalo weather, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, his hobbies, his favorite music and more...

Who would play you in a movie?

Oh man, I don't know. That's a tough one. Jamie Foxx.

Who was your favorite athlete outside of football that you grew up watching?

Michael Jordan. He was just clutch. His work ethic, the way he delivered and the way he carried himself was just professional.

When you were drafted what was the first thought that popped in your head about the city of Buffalo?

The first thing that popped in my head was just excitement. After talking to people, they all say to bring a jacket. It's cold. That's the next thing that popped in my head. I'm thinking, ‘How cold does it really get there,' because that's what everyone says.

Are you planning on buying some more winter clothes now?

Oh yeah, people are talking about heavy duty jackets that I'll have to buy so I'm concerned. I don't know what the weather is going to be like there.

What's the first thing you'll buy with your rookie contract?

I don't know. Everyone always says they're going to save and stuff like that. I will do that, but at the same time there are things I want to get and do. I don't really know yet, though.

What are some of your favorite T.V. shows?

Growing up, my favorite T.V. shows were Family Matters, Fresh Prince, things like that.

Who was your favorite character on Fresh Prince?

Oh, Will. Carlton is funny but Will was a smooth guy.

What was your favorite episode from the show?

I like the episode where they're in a talent show and Carlton comes out and does his Michael Jackson soul train impression. He comes out and does his Michael Jackson impersonation. I liked that show.

What are some of your hobbies off the field?

I kind of like doing everything. I like going to movies. That's another thing I'd like to get into on the side, just acting. I like acting. I like going to see different movies and just study different actors. I play video games, a lot of different stuff.

Have any pregame rituals?

No. I'm kind of a mellow guy before gametime. That's pretty much it.

What are the Top 5 songs blasting on your iPod these days?

I don't even know. I'm pretty much a shuffle guy. I don't really have a Top 5. I just downloaded a John Mayer song that's pretty good. I like listening to Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fred Hammond, who is a gospel singer. I like him a lot. I like pretty much everything. I like Usher. I like it all. I'm pretty much all around.

Do you like Lil Wayne trying to mix rap and rock on his next album?

I don't, I don't. I don't like that. I'm probably not going to buy it. He's trying to do too much. We'll see.

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