This summer during Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp presented by Sports Authority, the team's @Eagles Twitter account is giving fans a chance to interview their favorite players with the return of the weekly #AskAnEagle. This week's Twitter Takeover features 2013 NFL Draft third-round pick Bennie Logan. Get to know the rookie defensive tackle before he tackles your questions today after practice around 1:30 PM.
Lucky No. 18: Logan joins the Eagles following a strong career as an integral member of one of the nation's top college football D-lines. During Logan's three years as an LSU Tiger, he tallied 107 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks. During the last two years of Logan's tenure, the Tigers ranked in the nation's top 10 for stopping the run, 90.1 yards per game in 2011 (5th) and 101.6 yards per game in 2012 (9th).
Logan's proudest accomplishment during his LSU career was receiving the honor of wearing No. 18, a tradition that reflects outstanding individual success both on and off the field, as voted on by coaches and football staff.
"Number 18 is passed on for good leadership, good character, taking care of business, not causing any problems, going to class," said Logan. "If you have friends on the team, they can't vote for you because they like you. This is voted strictly by people who have authority."
Bennie and the Eagles: The rookie has made quite the impression since during the offseason program and #EaglesCamp13. Logan brings a strong work ethic to the practice field that shaped his play and earned him practice reps with the first-team defense. Through two preseason games, the rookie has notched 6 tackles and a half-sack, and aims to continue executing the coaches’ plays to perfection.
"Hit the man in front you, dominate the man in front of you," Logan said. "That's my main thing every time I go out to play. Even in practice I get mad when a guy gets the best of me ... The attitude I have in practice is the same way I approach the game."
Beyond the Field: As a former three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track-and-field), Logan sports a diverse range of hobbies as well, from horseback riding to four-wheeling to obsessing over law enforcement.
"I'm a country boy. I just enjoy doing anything outside," the Coushatta, La., native said. "As I got older, I started watching more shows about the U.S. Marshals and the FBI and it made me want to travel all over the world and hunt for fugitives like they do."
And while it might be fun to fantasize about being a secret agent, Logan's actions and curiosity are more humble. The rookie makes time for Eagles fans at Training Camp practice and leaves items around the city to make a fan's day. If he were to trade places with someone for a day, Logan would like to experience what it is like to be homeless.
"I come from a background that wasn't the best and it would be interesting to see how it is to live without a house and to have to look for food every day," Logan said. "It would make you more appreciative and would make you stop taking things for granted."