Five minutes with ... Chester’s Maurice Nelson

Posted: October 14, 2010

This week, we talk with Maurice Nelson, Chester High wide receiver.

What's your favorite pro team?

Either the Orlando Magic or the Philadelphia Eagles.

Do you have a prediction for Sunday's Eagles-Falcons game?

I'll say Eagles 28, Falcons 7.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?

My brother [Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson], obviously. He's my role model.

Do you feel as if you have to live up to your brother's success?

It's just extra motivation since he set the tone for me. Now I have to come back with another tone of my own.

What's your favorite food?

Fried chicken.

Who is your favorite music artist?

I'd say Lil Wayne. I like how he raps. He can talk about anything, like how much money he's got and stuff like that.

You're also an accomplished basketball player. Does that help at all with your time on the gridiron?

Nah, they're separate things.

What do you want to do in the future?

I either want to be a basketball player or a football player. If that doesn't work out, I just want to get a good education at a college and get a good job.

How do you like to relax when you're not playing sports?

Sit back and watch TV.

Any particular show?

My favorite show is definitely "SportsCenter."

What's your most memorable football-related moment?

Last year at Glen Mills, I had two touchdowns and it was a crazy game. It was really muddy.

Have you been hearing from any colleges?

Nothing big. I've been getting a lot of questionnaire letters from little schools.

What's your ideal school?

My dream school is Saint Joseph's for basketball.

What's your favorite movie?

I like all of the "Fridays" and "Rush Hours."

What's something that people might not know about you?

They might not know that I'm very humble.

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