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If you meet defensive end Gerald Gooden away from the football field, it's likely he'll be wearing a pairs of Jordans.

Boiler Bits: Gerald Gooden

Defensive end Gerald Gooden answers our random questions.

When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter? It would have had to have been in the summer time. Camp I was pretty busy, and since school, I've been busy. I pretty much stay up until like 1 or 2 o'clock every night. That's pretty late. Then wake up at 8 in the morning. They're pretty much all-nighters every day for me.

What word makes you cringe? Power. Just because it's, I don't know, it's a powerful word.

What happens when you die? The body, of course, will eventually perish. But the spirit will go either one or the other, heaven or hell.

What's in your closet? A lot of Jordans.

You collect them? Yeah.

That's an expensive habit. Yeah, true, true, but hopefully if I continue to have people give me good deals, I can keep getting more.

How many do you have? Probably about eight or nine pair. I recently just bought three pair.

Do you have a favorite you wear all the time or do you switch it up depending on what you wear? I try to color coordinate. But I like the (0)9s and the '11s.

What's the most important feature on a car? The rims! If you don't have rims, your car is not standing out.

Now you're under the expectation of having nice rims. What do you drive? I have a police car on rims. That's what I ride.

What's been the weirdest fan request? I have to think about that one. I don't know. I've gotten a lot of weird questions.

Do you karaoke? Not really. But I dance a little bit. I can sing sometimes, just depends on the mood I'm in.

Do you have a go-to dance move then? Yeah, I like playing a guitar, like rock-and-roll star or something. Jump around and play it a little bit.

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