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SPEED DATING: Quinton Pedroza

02/01/2017 3:00 PM -

SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Wide Receiver Quinton Pedroza

Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster! Today we’re going to introduce you to wide receiver Quinton Pedroza.

Pedroza (6-3, 225, Hawaii) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Collegiately, Pedroza spent two years at the University of Utah where he appeared in 14 games before transferring to the University of Hawaii. In 2014, Pedroza appeared in 11 games with the Rainbow Warriors leading the team in receptions with 59 total and ranking second in receiving yards with 674. He closed out his collegiate career in 2015, where he appeared in 6 games tallying 23 receptions for 294 yards.

What is Pedroza’s goal going into the 2017 season? “Playing great football every snap and having every guy do their 1/8th, in result winning a lot of football games and the IFL championship.”

We asked Pedroza a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:

What’s your sign? Pisces

Favorite Food: Chicken Enchiladas

Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds, Dexter

Favorite NFL Team: Minnesota Vikings

Favorite Book: I Feel Like Going On by Ray Lewis

Favorite Music Artist: Nas

What is something that’s on your bucket list? “Sky dive off of stratosphere in Las Vegas.”

What is something you collect? “I collect money when I win a bet.”

Who was your childhood hero? “My older brother Miguel.”

Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “My parents, because through it all with what they had they managed to give me everything I ever wanted and some. Even when they didn’t have it themselves, I had it.”

Where is one place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “France.”

If a movie was made about your life, which actor would you want to portray you? “Chris Tucker or Kevin Hart.”

Do you have any pets? If yes, what? “I have a pet football named Benjamin, I love catching money.”

If you weren’t pursuing football, what would you be doing? “Changing lives in a positive way. Probably a crime scene analyst or investigator.”

What would you say is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far? “Following the right footsteps and graduating from college.”

What are you looking forward to in coming to Des Moines? “Getting another opportunity to play the game I love and meeting new people.”

What are you most excited about in joining the Iowa Barnstormers? “I’m excited about meeting my new family and playing in front of an amazing fan base.”

What is something you want the fans to know about you? “I’m a positive, outgoing, and energetic player so say what’s up when you see me.”

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