'Time-out': Chase Childers

Posted Oct 20, 2009

Chase Childers, quarterback from Piedmont High School, talked schools showing interest and more in this Q&A interview.

Name: Chase Childers
School: Piedmont High School
Position: QB
Class: Senior
Jersey: 12th
Ht: 5-11
Wt: 190
Bench Press: 275
Squat: 435
Power Clean: 270

Schools of Interest: "Harvard, Brown, Wheaton, JSU."

Shea Lowery: Who are your favorite college teams:
Chase Childers: Georgia and Florida State.

SL: Did you attend any summer camps:
CC: Yes. Harvard, Brown, and JSU.

SL: Are you receiving any mail from colleges:
CC: Yes. Harvard, Brown, Wheaton, JSU, Chattanooga, Shorter, and Wesleyan.

SL: Have you attended any college games this fall:
CC: "Yes, JSU. It went great. JSU has great facilities and very nice coaches."

SL: What do you like most about football:
CC: "I love to run over people. I love rolling out of the pocket and delivering a hit to someone."

SL: How does football prepare you for life:
CC: "Football teaches you discipline, perseverance, and hard work. Football has taught me that life isn't going to be easy. There is always going to be obstacles, but you can overcome them with perseverance."

SL: How long have you been playing:
CC: "11 years."

SL: How do coaches influence players:
CC: "Coaches influence players by coaching them with Christian values and by teaching them the rewards of hard work."

SL: How do you motivate yourself for games:
CC: "Just by telling myself it's the next game and that we can't lose."

SL: What would you say to a kid just starting out playing football:
CC: "Don't ever be prideful. Always be humble, and play to bring Glory to God."

SL: Define Team:
CC: "A group of people that work together for the common goal of the team."

SL: Define Victory:
CC: "Complete dominance."

SL: What is your greatest memory thus far in high school football:
CC: "Losing to Leeds by one point in overtime. They held us on our two-point conversion attempt. It was a great game though."

SL: Greatest Rival:
CC: "White Plains, Glencoe, Leeds."

SL: What do you want to accomplish before you graduate:
CC: "Win a state championship in football."

SL: A true champion is:
CC: "Someone who works to achieve victory, but doesn't care who gets the credit."

SL: How important are grades:
CC: "Grades are very important. They will carry us where football won't."

SL: What do you do for fun:
CC: "Play guitar, read my Bible, and play Xbox."

SL: Favorite Food:
CC: "Steak."

SL: Favorite Movie:
CC: "Forrest Gump."

SL: What is your greatest goal:
CC: "To live my life in a way pleasing to God."

SL: How do you want to be remembered one day:
CC: "Never to give up on my dreams. I want to be remembered as someone who was humble and gave God all the glory for everything."

SL: How important is Character:
CC: "It's very important. It's what you are when it's just you and God."

SL: Who has had the greatest influence on your life thus far:
CC: "My mom."

SL: What is something you feel that people are really missing out on in this world: CC: "Having a personal relationship with God."

SL: Why is finishing important:
CC: "Because it shows others that you are determined."

SL: What might you miss out on if you don't finish:
CC: "The rewards of your hard work."

Shea Lowery is the Director of Quinn's Ranch Children's Home.
Quinn's Ranch

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