Senior profile: Tyler Blount
Question: What are some of your strengths as a football player, and what are some of the things you’ve had to work at the hardest to become the player you are?
Answer: I give my 100 percent. Catching the ball and working on my alignment on offense are two things I’ve had to work on the most.
Q: What does it mean to you to be a Chieftain and what do you want your legacy to be?
A: Being a Chieftain means being part of a brotherhood that no one can break. I want people to remember me as a grinder, someone who works hard all the time.
Q: What are some of the ways that you show senior leadership to your underclassman teammates?
A: I lead by example. For example, I help people (and) not keep them on the ground, show them when it’s okay to goof around and when to be serious.
Q: What other sports do you play, besides football, and what is your favorite sport and why?
A: I box and do jiu jitsu.
Q: Do you have any pregame rituals or routines?
A: Take a nap and just chill with my boys.
A: I went fishing in Key West, Florida, and caught a shark.
Q: If you could meet one person from any era of history, who would it be and why?
A: Bruce Lee. I love his movies, his philosophy, and he is a great fighter.
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your life, and why?
A: My father. He’s made me into the person I am today.
Q: Favorite college team?
A: Ohio State.
Q: Favorite television show?
A: Key & Peele.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Saving Private Ryan.
Q: Favorite video game?
A: Call of Duty.
Q: What's your favorite school subject, and why?
A: History, because I like learning about what’s happened in the past.