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By Sean Butler // Athletic Communications
Q. What has been your best experience as a Tiger?A. The bowl wins and this year has been a great experience, but I still believe the best is yet to come.
Q. With the team’s success, how do you stay humbled?A. That comes from our leader, coach Swinney. He ensures that we aren’t looking too far ahead, that we focus on every game and respect those teams.
Q. Having experience on both sides of the ball, what skill applies to both that has helped you on defense?A. Knowing how receivers line up and how they stem routes. It helps a lot when you have an idea of what may be coming your way and you know what to look for.
Q. What do you do to drown out the noise during games?A. I’m just focused on the game. I only hear the crowd when we are pumping them up between plays. So the noise and hype don’t really factor into it.
Q. Being part of the “No Fly Zone,” what do you think is the most critical aspect to your success?A. Our bond and how we compete with each other. We strive to push each other and we want each other to be better in everything we do. We are our best competition.
Q. What jacks you up more, a pick or big hit?A. A pick. My first pick against Oklahoma was probably the most exciting play I’ve been a part of.
Q. How have your teammates picked you up?A. We have a mutual respect for one another. There’s nothing that can’t be fixed, so we go out there and remind each other that we just have to keep playing our game and fighting while sticking to the gameplan.
Q. Who has been your biggest influence?A. My family. We talk all the time. They push and encourage me to keep going hard and keep playing. They have always been there for me.
Q. If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?A. LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Stacey Dash.
FAVORITESActor – Kevin HartArtist – Kevin GatesAthlete – LeBron JamesBrand name – NikeClass – EnglishClemson tradition – Howard’s RockHoliday – ChristmasLift – Power cleanSport other than football – BasketballSuperhero – BatmanUniform combination – All orangeVacation destination – Panama
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