|Check out what Team USA LB Demetrius Eaton (Northwestern University) say about his opportunity to play for Team USA.
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Demetrius Eaton (Northwestern University) 6ft 2 / 250lbs
Starter as an OLB, recipient of Northwestern’s Thomas Airth Spirit Award in 2006. Served as team Captain the final 4 weeks of the 2006 season.
---What made you come to be part of Team USA?
My coach from Northwestern, Randy Bates came up to me and asked me for this opportunity to play for USA team.I thought this was a great opportunity. Actually I was working out with other professional teams but I just ran away with it. It's an honor to play for your country.
I went to Chicago Bears rookie mini camp. But I decided this is what I wanted to do and came here.
---So are you still interested in going to NFL?
Who would not want to be in NFL! If the opportunity comes, definitely.
---How do you feel about representing your country for the first time?
When you have all different guys come in from different part of the country and play for 1 team, it's just awesome. Especially when you have the USA logo cross your chest!
---What is your strength as a LB?
I will say my strength is in my leadership. Especially when it comes down to game time I am really focused on the team not individuals.
---What do you know about Japan?
I have never been to Japan. I know about Tokyo!! But I am really excited about going to Kawasaki. Obviously we will go to play football but I am really looking forward to seeing different cultures.
---What do you know about Japanese football?
I just saw some of the highlights of Team Japan but I was very much impressed.