NFL Combine Q&A with former Oklahoma State safety Lucien Antoine

COMPILED BY BERRY TRAMEL, STAFF WRITER, BTRAMEL@OPUBCO.COM Published: March 1, 2010

photo - Lucien Antoine had two interceptions and 55 solo tackles for Oklahoma State in 2009. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman Archive
Lucien Antoine had two interceptions and 55 solo tackles for Oklahoma State in 2009. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman Archive
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at’s something I have to put behind me. You don’t get this opportunity every year. I really want to be successful. I try my best whenever I have money to send it to them through my mom in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

→Can you help by making money in football?

That’s always been my goal and always to help not only my family, but people in Haiti.

→Do you ever find your mind drifting?

I do a good job of staying focused, but at the same time, I’m still thinking about it every time it comes up on the news.

→You’re known as a hitter?

One of the reasons I play the game is to hit people, and because I love the game. My nickname, the Punisher, the coaches gave me that. I first played football in 2005, my first day to practice and I hit somebody, I was like, ‘Man, it was fun.’ And it’s a man’s sport. When I keep learning about it, I like the challenge of it and the discipline of training for it.