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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chandler Smith, RB, University of Houston

Chandler Smith the speedy running back from The University of Houston recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Chandler Smith
  • Position: RB
  • College: University of Houston 
  • Height: 5’6
  • Weight: 185 lbs 
  • Twitter: chandlerUH8
  • Instagram: casmith_8

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • My versatility and ability to catch the ball out of the back field and ability to make people miss in space! 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

  • I started playing football in the first grade at age 7

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • They should know I am a very hard worker and my work ethic is second to none!

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

  • I would donate to one cause in the world it would be to inner city education ! I would want to increase funding , resources , and after school programs to help give these underprivileged kids a chance!

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • The best advise I’ve ever received was “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

Who was your childhood hero? 
My childhood hero was my father! 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • The most underrated teammate in my locker room is Khiyon Wafer!! 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • My biggest pet peeve is smacking lol!

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

  • Being doubted my entire life for being too small. I was told I couldn’t play and compete at a D1 University from a young age. I took a chance on myself and walked onto the University of Houston ended up getting put on scholarship & scoring 4 touchdowns in my career as well as getting several votes for team captain my senior year! Trusted in God and believed in myself 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • The University of houston is viewed as an underdog in the past which we love! That 3rd Ward Cougar mentality is what we brought to the field every single game ! Playing with that chip on our shoulder is what is so special about the University 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • My favorite snack food would have to be peanut M&Ms and Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies! 

What is the best part of football?

  • The best part of football is scoring touchdowns with your brothers and playing for something bigger than yourself!

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • I will make an immediate impact on your franchise guaranteed!

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

  • If I could compare myself to one player in the NFL it would be Boston Scott

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • I would have dinner with Barack Obama , Martin Luther King, and Jesus Christ!  I’d love to be able to talk to Jesus and experience his presence face to face and listen to his wisdom. I’d also love to hear Martin Luther King and Barack Obama talk about the progress we have made in society.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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