Eagles Q&A: Grant Calcaterra explains his dream trip

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Each week during the 2022 season we’re going through the Eagles’ media guide to find an interesting nugget.

The Eagles’ PR interns do a great job filling out these little oddities in the media guides and they serve as a good way to meet the player behind the helmet.

This week, we chatted with rookie tight end Grant Calcaterra, who lists Alaska as a place he’d like to visit.

Me: Is that right?

Calcaterra: Yeah, I’d like to go there.

Me: What about that state intrigues you so much?

Calcaterra: Oh man. I just feel like … I mean, I like to fish. A bucket list item for me is to go fish for salmon up there. I just feel like Alaska, it’s probably the only place that’s untouched. I like there’s parts of it that are untouched. I like being outside and I feel like it would be a good place to go visit.

Me: Anything else outdoorsy you like that you think you would like out there?

Calcaterra: Out there?

Me: Yeah. Like, are you a wildlife fan?

Calcaterra: Yeah, I like that stuff. I wish I knew more. But I’m all about learning about all that stuff. I don’t really hunt much. I have been a couple times so maybe that.

Me: But it would be the fishing that’s the big draw?

Calcaterra: Yeah, mostly the fishing.

Me: That would be cool.

Calcaterra: Yeah, it would be cool to fish.

Me: You’d have to compete with Bears, maybe.

Calcaterra: Yeah, I’d have to compete with those and they are pretty good at fishing for salmon. That would be tough.

Me: What’s been the best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Calcaterra: Best vacation I’ve ever been on … that’s tough. My family used to go, back when I lived in Cincinnati, used to go to a lake in Tennessee called Norris Lake in La Follette, Tennessee, east of Knoxville. And it’s just in the middle of nowhere. And the water is super warm, it’s really pretty out there. We used to go like every summer. So that’s probably my favorite place to go.

Me: So outdoor stuff there too? Little fishing?

Calcaterra: There’s a little fishing. Yeah, we’d catch some striped bass. But mostly just being out there, the weather’s great, there’s no cell service, people are awesome and just a good time to be with the family.

Me: Yeah, I like when the cell service doesn’t work.

Calcaterra: Oh yeah, it’s pretty fun.

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