Jordan Mailata is an ex NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs under 20 player, and a current Offensive Tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. At the ripe age of 22, standing at 2.08m and boasting 157kgs, a big unit is an understatement. Here are a few questions we asked him.
Six Things We Don’t Know about You:
- Favourite food: Chicken
- Favourite holiday spot: Bora Bora, I really want to go there
- Favourite rainy winter weekend activity: Netflix and Chill
- Favourite musician: Bon Jovi
- Favourite sport: Professional gaming
- Favourite movie: Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Star Wars movies
What’s the thing you miss most about Australia when you’re in Philadelphia playing NFL?
Food, people, family - family the most! I miss simple things like meat pies and sausage rolls. And Lebanese.
You have had a crash course in NFL, how are you feeling a year on?
I feel more confident having a year under my belt, still a long way to go though. There’s not many guys at all with my history so that’s something I will hold very closely, not brag about but teaches other people just to take a leap of faith – take that first step and give it everything you’ve got.
If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago, what would it be?
I think one thing that I’ve learnt recently is be what you’re feeling. If I did that 5 years ago I would’ve dealt with things better. I mean, who knows what happens, but be who you are in the moment, in the present.
If there’s one clothing item you can’t live without, what would it be?
Ooh I really like the black Johnny Bigg pants – I can’t live without them!
What is your favourite item from the Autumn/Winter collection?
Probably the denim jacket that I’m wearing, I’m really feeling myself in it.
What is your favourite Johnny Bigg Item so far?
Johnny Bigg has a long history of partnering with Beyond Blue, do you have any tips on how you look after your mental health?
When I started to notice I was on my way down, I’d start to talk to my peers and they shot me right back up. So just opening up to someone can be a change to the way you feel about yourself or the situation you’re in.
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