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The Daily Reflector

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Q: You have three older brothers and they all are tall like you. Which one was the most difficult to score against on a basketball court?

A: Probably Griff, because he is a little bit older than Peyton. They both are about 6-foot-9. It was always me and Jordan, the youngest and the oldest, versus the middle two, and Griff was definitely hard to go against.

Q: What would be your ultimate cheat-day meal? 

A: I would probably go to Osaka (Sushi & Hibachi) and just order a ton of Hibachi and Japanese food.

Q: Your first college touchdown came against rival North Carolina early in the season. How were your emotions as you landed in the end zone?

A: It was crazy and something I’ll remember for the rest of my life, especially since I jumped over the (goal) line. That was definitely cool and that picture is actually the wallpaper on my phone. Growing up, you dream of stuff like that, and us winning the game, it was all really special.

Q: Do you have a favorite gift you received as a kid or a favorite Christmas memory?

A: Probably just spending time with my brothers. Obviously I am the youngest, so I kind of saw them all grow up and move out of the house and get married and stuff like that. So it was nice just spending time with my brothers when we were younger and having those (Christmas) moments with them.

Q: What’s something about your personality that ECU fans might not know?

A: Well, on the football field I am definitely really serious and as a teammate, but off the field, I’m never serious at all. It’s kind of hard to stay serious. That is at least what my friends tell me.


Ahlers did not play in his first official tackle football game until seventh grade at Chicod School. He was a baseball star in Greenville before flourishing in football, and he still holds the Greenville Little Leagues’ single-season home run record with 27 homers in 22 games in 2012.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.


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