NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Charvarius Ward, CB, Middle Tennessee State
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
6″, 195 pounds
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Middle Tennessee State University
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My mother, Tanya Ward, is my role model. She is a hardworking woman that raised three men and two girls on her own. Now she has adopted two of my struggling auntie’s children. She has a good heart and she showed me how to be a man around the house.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I ran track during my senior year at McComb High School.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Markell Pack from Purvis High School. He was a dynamic athlete and he brought out the best in me.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Coming up in a single parent home was very tough but it was worth it. We didn’t always have what we wanted, but we always got what we needed. I’m the second child of seven so I had to grow up fast. I had to cook, clean, and take care of my younger siblings frequently.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Listening to music
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
My most memorable play is exciting and disappointing all in one. During my junior year at MTSU, we were playing Western Kentucky and they were drove the ball down to the goal line. I was covering their best player, Taywan Taylor who was a third round draft pick. Taylor ran a fade route in the end zone and I covered the route perfectly. I got two hands on the ball but I couldn’t haul in the interception. That play showed me I can play with anybody but I still need to improve and intercept any pass that I get my hands on.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
I purchased gifts for my mother and my siblings randomly one year. They were very happy.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Malcolm X, Kevin Gates, Barack Obama