Iowa running back Akrum Wadley cuts back during a game against Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 24-15. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

One on one with Akrum Wadley


Daily Iowan Sports Editor Adam Hensley caught up with running back Akrum Wadley, a senior from Newark, New Jersey.

Daily Iowan: What’s your favorite album of all time?

Akrum Wadley: I listen to a lot of Meek Mill, a lot of Lil Wayne. I like all Lil Wayne albums, Meek Mill albums. I can’t pick. Tough question.

DI: Who’s the hardest hitter on the team?

Wadley: I’d say Miles [Taylor] when he wants to be. [Or] Amani Jones, he’s the hardest hitter on the team.

DI: What’s the craziest play you’ve ever been a part of?

Wadley: Craziest play I did was a halfback toss pass. That was here, but we never ran that play. Just in practice.

DI: Go-to place for fast food in Iowa City?

Wadley: I love Wendy’s. Next question.

DI: Best Halloween costume as a kid?

Wadley: I was a ninja.

DI: Most memorable football game you’ve been a part of?

Wadley: The Michigan win.

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DI: Who’s the worst driver on the team?

Wadley: I don’t know. I don’t want to rat nobody out.

DI: What’s the most overrated TV show?

Wadley: “Love and Hip-Hop.” There’s a lot of drama, and I think it’s fake.

DI: When you go home, what’s your favorite home-cooked meal?

Wadley: Chicken alfredo.

DI: Is there a player you model your game after?

Wadley: I like a lot of people. I like Jamaal Charles, I like LeSean McCoy. I like Le’Veon Bell, I like how he plays.

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