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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Thomas, LB, Kutztown University

Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas is a tackling machine at Kutztown University. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Chris Thomas
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • Position: LB
  • College: Kutztown University
  • Twitter: @ichristhomas2
  • Instagram: Chris20Thomas

What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My major is Business Marketing. On campus, I am involved in The National Society Of Leadership and Success, otherwise known as NSLS. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My best quality would be my work ethic.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
My role on the Kutztown University football  team is to be an outstanding leader for my teammates. My position is outside linebacker. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Roland Rivers, Quarterback from Slippery Rock. 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Every single one of them. It’s amazing to see what those guys are capable of in the classroom, weight room, and on the field. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
One of my friends passed away right before the 2019 season. It was super hard to deal with mentally, but I played my heart out every game. 

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If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
I would play lacrosse.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I am most proud of my decision to attend Kutztown University and for the bonds I have built over the years. My biggest achievement so far would be receiving second team All-PSAC for the 2019 season.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
One of the most memorable plays of my collegiate career so far was getting a sack against West Chester during the title game. 

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My role model is Tyrann Mathieu.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My game day playlist varies. I have to say my favorite artist to play before a game is Polo G. 

What is your favorite comfort food?
Chicken cutlet. 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
My favorite movie is Walking Tall.

My favorite actor is Dwayne Johnson.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I usually spend my spare time working out or on the beach. 

Who or what motivates you the most?
My parents. Without them, I would not be in the position I am in today. I want to give them the world one day. 

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