Patriots draft pick Chase Winovich will soon find out whether chasing down opposing NFL quarterbacks is easier or harder than trying to score a date with Madonna's daughter.
The ex-Michigan standout courted The Queen of Pop’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, while they were both students at Ann Arbor. Winovich says his family doubted his ability to go out with her, so he emailed Leon with innocuous questions about joining the school’s music, theatre and dance program. They wound up going on a single date, where Winovich tried to impress her, and failed miserably.
“My grandfather always gave me some advice: ‘Get the job done. Figure out how to do it,’” Winovich said.
Unfortunately, mastering the Patriots’ scheme is more difficult than landing a date, even if it is with music royalty. But at least Winovich has shown he embraces a challenge.
The Patriots selected Winovich with the No. 77 overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft. The pass-rusher accumulated 13.5 sacks in his junior and senior seasons at Michigan.