In my conversation with lead actor Quinton Aaron from ‘The Blind Side,’ who trained with Bills strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Ciano, I asked him if he planned to get up to Buffalo for a Bills game this fall.
Though Aaron’s schedule is jam packed, he did express interest.
“I’d love to come up there for a game. When I get back in shape, I’ll maybe suit up if they need an extra player. I pretty much have the left tackle position down,” Aaron said chuckling.
Aaron played just one year of high school football and admits he wasn’t very good.
“Coach Ciano made me a better athlete than I ever was in high school,” he said.
Aaron is staying in L.A. temporarily through TV pilot season in the hopes of landing a regular TV role.
“Then I’ll be going overseas for a little bit,” Aaron said. “I’ll get back in touch with coach when I get back to the east coast from my overseas trip.”
I also asked coach Ciano with his success in getting Aaron down to a more acceptable weight in a short period of time, if he expects to get calls from other movie producers to get actors properly fit for specific roles. While Ciano believes that could happen he’s doubtful he’ll have the time needed to help in his new role with the Bills.
“Maybe,” said Ciano of Hollywood calling again for a similar assignment. “Luckily with Quinton and the way it worked out, I had time then to help him. It was during spring ball and summer after all the spring sports were done. Normally I wouldn’t have had time like that. It just happened to fit in my time frame.”
Tags: Eric Ciano, Quinton Aaron, The Blind Side
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