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Q&A With Mackensie Alexander

Q&A With Mackensie Alexander

Note: The following appears in the Florida State gameday football program. To purchase a copy of the program while supplies last, send a check for $6 to Clemson Athletic Communications; P.O. Box 31; Clemson, S.C. 29633 with your return address.

By Sean Butler // Athletic Communications

Q. What do you think about being a Thorpe Award semifinalist?A. It feels good. You always want that, but I have to stay focused. There’s a lot of football left.

Q. What has been your favorite moment or experience as a Tiger?A. I can’t pick one. There have been a lot of great moments for us and me so far, but I believe the best is yet to come.

Q. What part of your game do you believe is often overlooked?A. My physicality. I bring a lot to it and it’s not shown a lot, but when I get a chance to show it, I show my physicality.

Q. What do you do with all that “free time” on Alexander Island?A. I stay on point and focused the whole time and stay updated on everything. I watch so much film that when I come to practice, it becomes an easy part in this process…no wasted effort.

Q. What jacks you up more…a pick or a big hit?A. Definitely a pick. Both would be good, but I would love a pick. I don’t have one this year yet, but hopefully that’ll change in the near future.

Q. What question do you hate answering?A. I hate being asked if I am “bothered” when they don’t throw my way. I’m not bothered at all. When they do throw it, I am always prepared to make a play. I want to win every play, even when they don’t come my way.

Q. What do you think about Brent Venables’ intensity?A. He pushes guys to not be settled and to stay hungry. That’s why he is the best in the country at what he does. We feed off his energy.

Q. What are you thoughts on head coach Dabo Swinney’s dance moves?A. I don’t know how to explain that. I’m not a big dancer myself, but from the outside, it’s quite the sight.


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