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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Livings, OLB, McNeese State

Chris Livings the play making OLB from McNeese State recently sat down with our owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Chris Livings
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 236
  • Position: OLB
  • College: McNeese State
  • Twitter: @livings_chris

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I am from Lake Charles, Louisiana which is a town that is growing daily. It is mainly an industrial city because of the chemical plants. Favorite thing I like about my city is the simplicity.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• I can’t put those three in order of importance because all three cannot co-exist without the other or outweigh the other.

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about if I am doing enough to please God. I say that because he is the reason why I do what I do.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• When I tried to make some grilled chicken and it came out horrible. I spat out the chicken and just been watching other people to learn how to make it better.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Being a hard worker

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• My career would probably be in Criminal Justice.

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• Most likely it would be a family member because we share the same blood.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Thor, just to travel to other dimensions

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• Breaking my wrist, then coming back and setting a new personal record on the bench

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• I cannot remember but when my Mom comes around she always shames me.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Strong Mind

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• Jesus, to try my best to live just like him and to talk face to face with him.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• Risky’s, I do not know why just a random thought.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Chandler Jones from Arizona because he just works so hard

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, because I can care less if you like me. Respect goes a long way.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Chris Henry (CIN) because he was a great wide receiver who died in a manner that could have been avoided.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My brother Nate Livings because he showed me the keys to the game.

Damond Talbot

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