Top 130 Rookie Quotes

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Every rookie, every player, is going to go through thei

Every rookie, every player, is going to go through their struggles throughout the season.
Kevin Knox
Out of high school, I was, like, 202-205 pounds. My rookie season, I was, like, 245; my second year, I was 255. My third year, I got up to like 272, and I tore my ACL. I don’t know if my weight was part of the cause of that, but I got hurt, so I just tried to re-evaluate my situation.
Von Miller
Growing up, I played ‘Ken Griffey, Jr. Baseball’ and just whatever I could get my hands on. When I was really young, I was a big fan of Mario and that type of stuff. I still play videogames now, so it was really cool for me to be able to play as myself on ‘2K6’ or ‘2K7,’ I believe it was, when I was a rookie.
Justin Verlander
I don’t care how much you traveled in college, and I don’t care what kind of shape you’re in. Travel is the one thing you’re absolutely not prepared for as a rookie.
C. J. McCollum
I can say Rookie of the Year is what I want to do.
Donovan Mitchell
I’m country at heart. I love doing normal stuff, like back in my rookie year when nobody knew who I was, and I could grab dinner and have normal conversations.
Jimmy Butler
I created ‘Rookie’ because I read a lot of websites that I thought were cool and interesting, but they weren’t for teens, and I wanted us to have something that could be ours.
Tavi Gevinson
I was fortunate in college to play as a freshman, but in the NBA, not a lot of rookies are coming in and making a significant impact right off the bat.
Joe Harris
I don’t look at a man who’s expert in one area as a specialist. I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas.
Conor McGregor
I get recognized for ‘Reaper’ in the U.K. I was in Costa Rica and got recognized for ‘Heroes.’ In Canada, it’s ‘Rookie Blue.’ People also think that I’m in the ‘Twilight’ series because of Kristen Stewart.
Missy Peregrym
It’s hard to speculate, but it was tough when coach Paul Westphal drafted me and wanted me there and then got fired two weeks into my rookie year.
Jimmer Fredette
You come into the NBA, dudes are trying to come after you. You’re a rookie. They look at you as fresh meat.
Kevin Knox
I was 22 my rookie year.
Troy Aikman
As an NFL rookie, I had to buy meals for older guys. I appreciate hierarchy. I understand teamwork.
Myron Rolle
In Cleveland, I was a young rookie. I was trying to be like the veterans when I wasn’t a veteran. That was definitely the wrong way to go about things.
Danny Green
I didn’t expect this – to be 19, be a rookie, playing this much and having a kid. It’s a lot, but, I mean, I’m enjoying it.
Jayson Tatum
Rookies are also coming in from college programs as big stars, whereas when we came in, we were just happy to be there. We were happy to be playing in a big gym, to be on television, to be playing in America.
Sue Wicks
I almost got traded my rookie year or my second year in the league.
Mike Conley Jr.
It honestly feels like high school or college all over again. You’re comfortable; you see the game. You’ve seen a lot of ups and downs, a lot of good plays and bad plays. They’re all in the back of your head. It’s all just experience over the years. There are guys that play well as rookies, but it’s hard.
Eric Weddle
I still think that rookie season was the most shocking to everyone, at least in my hometown here. I mean, it was insane. They couldn’t believe I was doing this.
Cody Bellinger
If your rookie can affect a win or a loss early, then his ceiling is going to be crazy.
Channing Frye
Sometimes you surf well and still don’t win. It happens to everyone. You learn that one big score doesn’t mean much if you don’t have a backup. I guess every rookie learns that as time goes by. I took some big lessons from my losses.
Gabriel Medina
Coming in as an undrafted rookie, I wanted to make sure I competed every day against those talented receivers. Brandon Lloyd, he was a great guy to go against because I did a lot of scout team. Going against him every day along with all those other receivers really helped me polish my game.
Chris Harris, Jr.
I think my rookie year I was just out there, I just wanted to be out there and have fun. Maybe my sophomore year I was thinking a little too much because I wanted to be perfect, but I think everybody goes through that stretch.
Bobby Wagner
Coming into my rookie year, I could kind of eat whatever I wanted – you’re really not too concerned about it. But you don’t realize that a pound here and there is really not a good thing. It’s just basic physics: it’s harder to move faster and jump higher when you weigh more.
Joe Harris
I was a guy back in the Eighties who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn’t happen. In the Nineties, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, ‘Get out there and dig and find things.’ Then I guess ‘The Rookie’ and ‘Far From Heaven’ were referred to as my comeback.
Dennis Quaid