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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Hoad, LB, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Chris Hoad the physical Linebacker from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of Draft Diamonds.

Name: Chris Hoad
Height: 6’0
Weight: 230
Position: LB
College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Twitter: @Chrishoad40

Career Totals:
526 total tackles
39.5 tackles for loss
9 forced fumbles

Virtual Pro Day Results:
40 yd: 4.69
5-10-5 drill: 4.16
L-drill: 7.06
Vertical: 36”
Bench: 26 reps

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My teammates would probably say my best quality is my willingness to do whatever it takes to be great.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I just want to come into a team and contribute in any way I can to help the team win. It doesn’t matter what the role is.

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Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

The teammate that impressed me the most would have to be #44 Keegan Gray because of the way he fought through injuries and was still able to perform at a high level.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

I was a walk-on when I first came to UTPB, but I was able to put the work in to become an All-American.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I am most proud of being a 2-time All-American, a 2-time Cliff Harris Award Finalist and a college graduate.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

I loved watching Luke Kuechly play and tried to model my game after him.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

I do really anything that deals with the outdoors in my spare time.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family is my motivation and what drives me on a daily basis.

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