Josh Sitton is sittin’ like a champ after Super Bowl win
Published: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 17:02
Josh Sitton has been a champion at multiple levels throughout his career.
In 2004, Sitton was a high school senior at Pensacola Catholic when the Crusaders won the regional championship and were the state runner-up.
In 2007, he won a Conference USA championship while he was a right guard with the Knights.
As of Sunday, Sitton and the Green Bay Packers are the world champions with their Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Along with fellow UCF alumni Atari Bigby and Michael Greco, he joins the list of former Knights who have won Super Bowl rings: a list which includes Mike Gruttadauria, Cornell Green and Asante Samuel (who has two rings).
The Central Florida Future caught up with Sitton to get his thoughts on the recent UCF season, Signing Day and his status as a Super Bowl champ.
Central Florida Future: When did it hit you first that you would be playing in a Super Bowl?
Josh Sitton: It was kind of a weird feeling. Surreal of course — something all kids dream about doing. It was almost hard to take in, so it took a while.
CFF: And how does it feel to be a world champ?
Sitton: It's so surreal. From playing in the backyard as a kid all the way to two-a-days at camp, this is what I dreamed of every day. It feels great. I can't wait to do it again.
CFF: Talk about the season that the Packers have had and what it means to end it with a world championship.
Sitton: Looking back, now, we've had a great season. But we had many ups and downs. Remember, we were a couple plays away from not being in the playoffs. We won all of our elimination games.
CFF: What was your Signing Day experience like?
Sitton: It was a big moment for me. When UCF came to see me it was kind of a last-minute thing because Coach [O'Leary] had just been hired in December. It was like a month of recruiting. I went on a visit, and we did the whole deal. It was fun.
CFF: If you had one piece of advice to the new recruits, what would it be?
Sitton: Don't be late!
CFF: How did playing for O'Leary help your transition into the NFL?
Sitton: Coach's long, hard practices are just like what we go through now in the NFL. All of the scouts, during my pro day said if you can play for O'Leary, you can play for anyone.
CFF: What were your thoughts on UCF's season?
Sitton: We got that big win we needed. Beating an SEC team in a bowl is the win Coach was looking for. To get a win like is pretty remarkable. I'm proud of those guys, especially the O-Line.
CFF: Who do you like blocking for more, Aaron Rodgers or Kyle Israel?
Sitton: Aaron moves a little better than Kyle so if I screw up, Aaron can get away.