Senior profile: Brandon Skinner
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: The strength I have is (to) get the work done. I focus on my job. I make sure the younger guys get what to do (and) always ask questions about what I need to do to get it right. I had to work hard on being the end on defense and being the left tackle on offense to become a player.
Q: What does it mean to you to be a Chieftain and what do you want your legacy to be?
A: It means that you are a part of a team with a legacy that they want to set up or live with. The legacy I want is (for) people to remember us leaving a legacy to the team and to the Chieftain Nation.
Q: What are some of the ways that you show senior leadership to your underclassman teammates?
A: I have four “C’s:” Caring, courageous, consistent and credibility. I always give credit to the team that I work with. I recognize my teammates’ skills and abilities and I ensure unselfishness to the teammates.
Q: What other sports do you play, besides football, and what is your favorite sport and why?
A: I wrestle and do track. Football (is my favorite) because it really shows more what teammates mean to you… what I mean is (that) you win as a team and you lose as a team. Your teammates go through the same thing as you. It shows there is no “I” in team.
Q: What are some of your top athletic accomplishments or memories?
A: Being a three-time district qualifier in wrestling, winning the football league championship, winning my first league championship in the shot put, becoming field athlete of the year and winning three track league and district championships.
Q: Do you have any pregame rituals or routines?
A: I always think what I am supposed to do at nose on defense and what to do at right tackle on offense.
A: Lifting weights, running a timed mile-and-a-half for police PT, and reading books. My top accomplishment was my fastest time in the mile-and-a-half was 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Q: What do you want to do when you are an adult, and why?
A: I want to be a police officer because I want to keep Logan safer and want to stay close to where I live. If I have to work in Nelsonville I will still drive (to and from) Logan because it’s my home.
Q: If you could meet one person from any era of history, who would it be and why?
A: Abraham Lincoln, because he told us really how to become a leader and when to get back for a fight.
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your life, and why?
A: Michael Oher because I was in the same position as him. (I) never understood the questions, had an IEP, and always shy to people. And also overcome obstacles to become a great player.
Q: Do you have a nickname?
Q: Favorite college team?
A: Ohio State Buckeyes.
Q: Favorite television show?
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: Transitional Algebra because I like a challenge.