Overview: Tim Easley is a versatile football player who plays both safety and the running back position. He has good vision and is a patient runner.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tim, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
TE: I was six watching Emmit Smith play for the Dallas Cowboys….the way he skated past the defenders and plowed through people…I said, I want to be him!
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
TE: I am capable of playing multiple positions as a running back and free safety so I certainly possess the ability to get the yardage as a running back and make my way down the field to complete solid tackles as free safety. Every position has room for growth and in my case I feel that I can improve on catching interceptions when I am playing as a free safety.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
TE: Being a down hill runner is challenging but I take pride in it. My vision to see the various helps to run through so clear, helps me dominant when I am in the back field.
C: What has been your biggest accomplishment during your football career?
TE: I would have to say that my biggest accomplishment was a shared effort on the field winning a championship with my teammates. Playing football has provided me the luxury to teach kids how to be leaders on and off the field, and that alone makes everything I do daily a grand accomplishment.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
TE: I would have to say Jamal Anderson. His running style is something I idolized. Not only did he have a great technique in football, he also gives back to kids in his neighborhood as I do.
C: What can you bring to a professional football team?
TE: Professional football teams need players that are not afraid to take chances when they are pushing the ball down the field. I make second, third, and forth downs easier to accomplish in the heat of the game. Also keeping that positive upbeat person in the locker room, keeps the team positive and motivated.
C: How have you been training this offseason?
TE: I can bring whatever is needed to help push my team to a championship. If they need motivation, I got that, if they need a counselor to get their head in the game, I got that, if they need to be pushed harder or extra practice time. I got that. I bring the all inclusive package to keep the locker room and field at ease.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
TE: I MUST HAVE my music. I listen to ace hood before a game. I also drink gatorade and meditate. I guess my ritual would be to get my mind ready for a great game that I still love.
C: What should people reading this interview know about you?
TE: I am a God fearing man and I know that all things come through Christ Jesus. I enjoy being able to play and teach the sport of football as not everyone has the opportunity. I would not be a position to do great things if He didn’t want this path for me. I am very grateful and know that it is my duty to be a great player on and off the field, which is why I know that I can represent the NFL to the fullest and give my all.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Tim Easley for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.
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Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.