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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chauncy Haney, DL, North Greenville University

Chauncey Haney is hoping for a huge season in 2019 entering his final year at North Greenville University.
  • Name: Chauncy Haney
  • Height: 6’6
  • Weight:260
  • Position: D-line/OLB
  • College: North Greenville University
  • Twitter: @chauncyhaney

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

•  Columbia, SC. The energy in that city is ecstatic. You can feel the love from everyone. Everyone supports everyone, from athletes to artist to education.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

•  Strength and Conditioning- The higher level you go everyone is good so it’s up to who trains harder and puts in the most work

Film- no matter how good you are if you don’t know your opponent you can’t bet them

Practice- once you know what your opponent can do now you rep against it so you can try and get as much experience

What do you worry about, and why?

•  Not living up to my potential, because everyone has it but not everyone fulfills it. I don’t wanna be like everyone else.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

•  Junior year in HS we were ranked last in playoff seeding then continued to make it to the state championship. Came up short but I alongside some of the other leaders from the football team took to the basketball court and began to embed a championship culture to go on and when a state championship in basketball.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  My Energy

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

•  I’d enlist in the Air Force, become a School Resource officer,

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

•  Desk, Room, Car

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

•  Family. Family means everything that includes blood and non-blood.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

•  Coach Carter. I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the lives of the youth.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

•  Junior year in HS we were ranked last in playoff seeding then continued to make it to the state championship. Came up short but I alongside some of the other leaders from the football team took to the basketball court and began to embed a championship culture to go on and when a state championship in basketball.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•  freshman year second game back from an injury we were the University of North Alabama ran a blitz primarily for me did everything right came to free up the opposite A gap when Jacob Tucker their QB at the time hit me wit. Simple side step and i just lost it and he walked into the end zone.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• We were playing the University of West Florida, they were scoreless then attempted a field goal when I rushed the A gap to block the kick. Later in the game 4th qtr to be exact they needed to take the lead when I rushed the same A gap to block another field goal attempt.

What song best describes your work ethic?

•  Unstoppable- YFN LUCCI

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

•  Mentality, being able adapt and handle adversity.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

•  Muhammad Ali, the way he won his fights before he even stepped in the ring was incredible.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

•  The Turn Spot

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•  Phillip Rivers

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•  Respected, you don’t have to like me as long as you understand my worth.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

•  Maurice Clarett went from the freshman of the year and is the reason for winning the rivalry game, from never really making it.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•  Love to Win, as much as I hate losing, it teaches me to value every win.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

* My mother, she has been an inspiration in everything she does. Whether it is supporting me and my 2 brothers or her advancement within in job she has.

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