AJ Green

October 21, 2014

IamA NFL Football player and Old Spice spokesman, AMAA. I am AJ Green, and seriously, who stole my username?

Thanks for all of the great questions, see you next time. Make sure you check out my interview with the Old Spice robot on the Old Spice YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkVVTFNTV4).

And remember, the secret to smelling fresh from head to toes is using Old Spice all over your body.

Who Dey!

Proof Tweet: https://twitter.com/ajgreen_18/status/524551776771780608

Are you aware this is the greatest picture of all time?

Edit- Aj thanks for the response, we miss you, hope your toe is getting better. WHO DEY!

Appreciate it. Great cause and we had a good time that night.

Mr. Green, who would you say is the funniest member of the team? My guess would be Gio but I would love a little insight. Thanks a ton and get well soon!

Onterio McCalebb ... always talkin trash and his voice is weird.

Has he caught a squirrel with his bare hands for you guys yet? Make him do it as a rookie thing if he hasn't yet.


Welcome to Reddit A.J.! Here are my questions:

1.) Who is the toughest person you've ever played against?

2.) What is the hardest thing you've had to overcome in your life?

3.) Would you please give a shoutout to my friend Aaron? He's the only person I now that's a bigger fan and it would seriously make his day.

1) Patrick Peterson 2) Suspension in college 3) What up Aaron

You have been dominating the league since your rookie year and are ranked as one of the best receivers. Besides yourself, who would you say are the top five receivers in the league?

Calvin, Larry, Dez, Demaryius, Marshall

Calvin, Larry, Dez, Demaryius, Marshall

Ton of respect for all of the other guys mentioned

AJ!! I am a Bengals fan from Taiwan. It sucks that I have to wake up 1am in the morning to watch live Bengals game but I enjoy it! :D

Have you ever thought about traveling abroad during your off season? What countries do you want to visit? Maybe you can stop by Taiwan and I will show you around!

Thanks for being a big fan. I want to visit Greece and then I can swing by Taiwan.

Since you entered the NFL, which DB has given you the hardest time?

Patrick Peterson

Since you entered the NFL, which DB has given you the hardest time?

Patrick Peterson

Hey AJ thanks for doing this AMA. I've always been interested to know what the biggest change in an NFL players life is after they sign a big contract and come into a lot of money. What was the biggest change in your life when you signed your first contract?

Also, you make freak plays all the time. do you know they are freak catches or plays when you make them or is it just another day in the office?

Bank account looks different LOL ... just another day at the office.

You have the chance of doing both during your career but if you had to choose between winning the Super Bowl or making the Hall of Fame, which would you choose and why?



Two questions: who is your favorite player in the league to watch do their thing and who is someone that flies under the radar that you wanna give some props to?

Player to watch is JJ Watt ... under the radar is Sanu

Hi AJ,

First off wishing you a speedy recovery, you are one of my favorite players to watch- by far.

  1. What do you do in spare time? Hobbies?

  2. What is the single most effective workout/conditioning you do in the offseason? Sprints/ specific lifts/etc?


  1. I watch a lot of movies and shoot pool
  2. My everyday routine ... lifting, shuttles, a lot of stop and start stuff

What's your favorite restaurant in Cincinnati?

The Eagle

Did your parents intentionally name your brother TJ? AJ Green & TJ Green?

That's my cousin, he's a junior (Terry Jr.)

Hey! I was wondering what your experience in Athens was. Did you like the university and people? What was your favorite place to eat?

Best experience in one of the best college towns ... Peaches was my favorite spot, good soul food restaurant

Hey Aj, after seeing your teamate Sanu throw a few tds, and brown throwing one last night, any chance you might have a td pass in you anytime soon?

No, not in my arsenal

Hi AJ thanks for doing this. Do you play fantasy football? If so, who are you starting at WR this week?

I don't play

Hey AJ. Did you watch football a lot as a kid? If so did you have any players that looked up to?

I did ... Randy Moss, TO are the biggest ones

Who are the toughest corners to go against?

Patrick Peterson

Are there any nfl players from other teams that you hang out with during the offseason?

Demaryius Thomas, Justin Houston, Akeem Dent

Wow, you are one of my favorite players!

Do you still juggle, and do you juggle anything on the sidelines during the games?

Not during the games, but I still juggle. Craziest thing I've juggled was a bunch of different cell phones.

A.J., big Georgia fan here. Who have you learned the most from about playing wide receiver in the NFL?

Just watching the game and all the receivers before me

Who is your favorite rapper?


Hey AJ! WHO DEYY!!!!!! What's your favorite restaurant to eat at or place to go in the Cincy/Northern Kentucky area?

The Eagle

Hi AJ,

UGA alumnus here. I just wanted to pass along that I really enjoyed watching you wear the red and black here. If you had to pick your favorite college opponent, the one that really got your motivation up, which would it be?



I like them both

So now that you are an old spice spokesman, how do you plan on making a more crazy and random commercial than Wes Welker?

Check out my new video with the Old Spice robot on YouTube

What is the biggest improvement you think that the team has to make in order to make the playoffs/win the Superbowl this season?

Win more games

Prime Jerry Rice or prime Randy Moss? You get to play across from one of them for just a single game. Who was more deadly for any given game at their peak of the two of them? Thanks for doing this by the way!

Both are deadly, can't go wrong with those two

Hi A.J! Hope your toe is feeling better, it would be great to see you back on the field!

What's it like on the line when you line up 1-on-1 against a top CB? Is there a lot of talking going on or do you just focus on burning him for a TD?


Focused on getting open

Do you consider Cincinnati your home now? What do you enjoy most about living up north?

Fans are great

Hey A.J. huge fan of yours! You're my favorite NFL player and I love watching you burn receivers! One question, you are very well known now for how well you run routes, how did you get so good at it? What separated you from other receivers?

Sammy Watkins and Allen Hurns have looked good so far

What do you eat before a game?

Who are you most excited to play against?

have any funny or awkward stories you would like to share, on any topic.

Keep it light with fruit and water before the game

Are you the best juggler on your team?

Of course

Hi AJ! Huge fan!

What are your favorite tv shows right now?

I'm into Breaking Bad right now, even though I've watched it twice already ... Swamp People too

[No question]

Taking a break ... check me out right now on the "Dan Patrick Show"

Taking a break ... check me out right now on the "Dan Patrick Show"

I'm back for a few more questions

I'm back for a few more questions

Thanks for all of the great questions. Make sure you check out my interview with the Old Spice robot on the Old Spice YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkVVTFNTV4).

And remember, the secret to smelling fresh from head to toes is using Old Spice all over your body.

Who Dey!

Hey A.J.! I'm a lifelong Bengals fan. I represent where ever I go across the country. Thanks for being awesome.

What, for you, is your most memorable catch or the one you are most proud of?

Week 1 game winning catch against the Ravens, you know I'm a good juggler

AJ - who is your greatest mentor of your life, on or off the field?

Thanks, you are the man. Utmost respect.

My parents have had the most influence in my life on and off the field

Who's the biggest prankster on the team?

Leon Hall is the biggest prankster, especially on the team plane (takes pictures of everyone sleeping)

Hey AJ! What do you like most about playing with the Bengals?

Fans and family-oriented team atmosphere ... can't beat it

If the Bengals were to make another Who Dey Rap who would be the lead singer. Can you rap, or would you just stand in the background juggling?

I'll be the backup dancer/juggler. We'll leave the rapping to Andy.

How many Items can you juggle?

Four is the max, I used to be able to juggle six at a time. Can you juggle?

AJ, Thanks for coming out and answering some questions.

I've got 2 for you.

1) a lot of the great receivers are known for their extreme and continual dedication to training throughout their career(Jerry Rice/Larry Fitzgerald types). What player, current or former, have you, or would you most, be interested in training with/learning from?

2) When y'all win the Super bowl are you still gonna be able to shout. "WHO DEY"?

I train with Calvin, Demaryius and Justin Houston

How often do you come back to Summerville?

About three times per off-season, I have my football camp for the local kids and hang out with friends and family.

When did you realize you were good enough to go pro?

Never realized it, until I actually went pro.

What would you like to do when your playing career is over? Thanks for being here!!

Play a lot of golf. Focused on football now.

Hi AJ,

Thanks for doing this AmA.

What stadium is your favorite to play in? (Besides home) Which is your least favorite?

Ps, get healthy! My fantasy team needs you!

All away games are fun because your backs against the wall.

Hey AJ thanks for doing this, I think the question on everybody's mind is pretty obvious, what's your favorite dinosaur?




This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with AJ Green conducted on Reddit on 2014-10-21. The Reddit AMA can be found here.