Maple Park resident Robert Burgin, 49, was at the Heritage Prairie Farm Market in Elburn when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Al Lagattolla. Burgin has a booth at the market, where he sells meat and eggs that are raised on his farm.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Carol Stream.
What was your first job? Pulling weeds at a neighbor’s yard
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pro football player and a farmer
So you got half of that? Well, I played college football. I played at Bethel University, defensive back.
Is there a movie you would recommend? I love “Grumpy Old Men.”
Do you have a favorite charity? Hesed House. And my church, Elburn Hill Church.
Do you have any hobbies? I’m an avid Green Bay Packers fan. I like fishing, hunting and I love farming. And I’m a school teacher.
Where do you teach? Carol Stream
What is your favorite local restaurant? I like the Kountry Kettle in Elburn. I eat there every Sunday. There’s Papa G’s in Elburn. There’s a place in Sycamore, the Sycamore Cafe.
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I broke my leg my freshman year in high school, at Mooseheart’s field, in 13 places. I was in a cast for four months.
What high school did you play at? Wheaton Academy