Jeff Sinclair Opens Up to RMU
Chauncey Alexander, Staff Writer
October 14, 2011
Filed under Features
Ambition seems to be key this semester at Robert Morris University (RMU). The university’s football team is actually a living proof of this with Jeff Sinclair being the poster child for it as the Quarterback.
During the homecoming game last Saturday, Sinclair led the team to a victory against the Saint Francis Red Flash. Along with the entire Football team, Sinclair assured an unforgettable moment for the fans at the first night game at RMU under stadium lights.
“He had an amazing game” said Kevin Randolph, a sophomore at RMU, regarding Sinclair’s performance.
While watching the game, one could not help to recognize Sinclair’s hustle as he showed the school, alumni, and RMU fans the very reason he is a star player in the team.
Sinclair operates under the motto of hard work and determination being key to living. When asked about what was his everyday routine, Sinclair answered “Practice and Class.” As part of the football team he has to stay in good shape and active.
“During my off season I try [to] stay active by playing basketball, walking, [and] do anything…” Sinclair said very enthusiastically.
Although Sinclair decided to come to RMU specifically for football, he fell in love with the campus like many of the other athletes. Sinclair doesn’t claim to be the exception. He explained that the small feel made it very easy for him to meet people and the classrooms’ sizes increased the opportunity for him to know his professors.
Sinclair being a junior majoring in Business devotes most of his time to football and school. Meanwhile, his days debut depending on which time his first class start or what homework he must finish before class, and end at midnight.
Sinclair still manages to make time for his friends and teammates for social activities. He enjoys playing X-Box, watching movies or shows on MTV or Comedy Central with his roommates, spending time with his girlfriend, or eating at the Cafeteria with his teammates.
“If I don’t have to, I don’t… [do it],” said Sinclair regarding whether he cooks or not. However, he admitted that he made a lot of pizza, which is his favorite meal, this summer.
Sinclair is quite aware of the fact that all week and no play is not healthy and that there must be some balance.
With only a few semesters left at RMU, Sinclair seems to be ready for whatever the future throws at him.
“I would like to continue… [to play] football as long as I can,” he proudly said when asked about his plans for the future. “I don’t have anything figured out all the way.”
Sinclair is a powerhouse on and off the field. For this reason, he was asked about what he would say to the ones on campus who look up to him.
“I’m a regular person,” he answered modestly. “I really don’t want to be anyone’s role model but I’d tell them to keep going. If they’re younger and playing football I’d tell them to keep playing.”