Seven year veteran wide receiver Greg Camarillo graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, CA. He turned down an acceptance to Harvard University and instead walked on to the Stanford Cardinal football team as a punter. Greg later moved to wide receiver and played that position for four years while earning Academic All-Pac 10 honors as a product design engineering major. Greg was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers in 2005. Since then he has spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. He signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2012.
1. What are you listening to on your iPod?
Most of my songs are West Coast hip-hop from the late 90’s and early 00’s but the new Drake Album has been getting major love on my ipod lately.
2. What is the last gadget/electronic item you purchased?
I finally got an iphone and I love it. I was a loyal Palm Treo user then tried out a Droid but the iphone is definitely the winner. I do miss having a keyboard though.
3. Favorite vacation spot?
Any foreign country where my cell phone doesn’t work. I love the feeling of disconnecting and being inaccessible. It allows to me relax, let go, and enjoy learning about a new country and culture.
4. Best birthday gift you’ve received or given?
My parents hired a clown to come to my birthday party when I was a youngster. Clarence the Clown showed up and gave me a mini-Clarence figurine and told me that I would treasure the gift for years to come. I still have that mini-Clarence to this day.
5. Favorite restaurant/bar/lounge?
I try to find the most authentic Mexican food spot in whatever city I play in. It was super easy in San Diego, a little more difficult in Minnesota, and really hard in Miami. I was eventually able to succeed in every city.
6. What’s your proudest moment? / Which accomplishment (on or off the field) are you most proud of?
Off the field, I’m most proud of graduating from Stanford with an engineering degree. I have my diploma hanging up in
my office and it serves as a constant reminder of one of my greatest accomplishments in life and how difficult it was to achieve.
On the field, my greatest moment came when I first made an NFL team. I was a long shot to play D-1 college football and had even less of a chance to play in the NFL. When I made the Chargers 53 man roster, I had beaten the odds and reached what was once an unobtainable goal.
7. If you weren’t in the NFL, what would you be doing?
I’ve thought about this question many times and the honest answer is – I have no idea! I would like to say that I would be using my product design engineer background to work in the auto industry or to design sports equipment but I really have no clue.