Korey Cunningham is listed at 6’6” and 305 pounds on the UC football roster, and he fills out every ounce and inch. This sophomore offensive lineman from Montevallo, Alabama, towered over me during our interview, and is a mountain of a man. He came in, hit the weight room hard, and adopted his self-proclaimed “fat boy mentality.”
The multi-talented #71 Cunningham played defensive end and tight end in high school. Listed as a 3-star recruit and the #2 tight end in the state of Alabama, he was all set to go join the Auburn Tigers when Gene Chizik got the boot. He had quite a bit of interest going into his senior year. Once he realized he wasn’t going to scream War Eagle, coach Tubs wound up in Cunningham’s living room, and the rest is history. This year he gets to learn from the future NFL offensive lineman and team captain Parker Ehinger. Cunningham has found his calling on the O-line, and feels one day he truly will be great at it. He wants to be a solid back up this year, and learn as much as he can.
His favorite local restaurants include Chipotle and Alabama Que in Clifton. Most importantly, Korey loves him some old-time country music. Before practice and games this southern boy listens to George Strait. None of that Florida Georgia Line crap. Shout out to George!
Korey loves the switch from Adidas to Under Armour. He says “now we have something to fit us fat guys well.”
By Andy Smith
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