Chris Hannible: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Chris Hannible
School: Mid-America Nazarene
Position: S/DB
Height: 5’11 1/2″
Weight: 198

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

In my final collegiate season I wanted to win a conference championship. Along with that, I wanted to be a stand out athlete throughout the country/conference. I did not win a championship as I hoped, but I did receive 1st team all conference in the Heart of America Athletic conference for defensive back.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches would say I am easy to coach and I make their job of coaching less stressful. They would say that I am very accountable and bring a presence of a leader naturally almost in a sense of being another coach but on the field for them.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When watching film I study tendencies and what the opposite offense is trying to accomplish and why. I watch what offenses like to do out of certain formations along with certain down and distances. I watch the Quarter backs to find out their favorite go to Wide Receiver is and what routes he likes to throw to him on and out of what break. I key on those things to help me play faster and just react without the extra thinking. I watch film to take all hesitation out of my play.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

As a safety I can cover better than most and not one dimensional. To help out defensive schemes you can put me in man converse and I can cover slot receivers and allow a defensive coordinator to have the ability to send blitzes without worrying about double covering the slot receiver. I am a safety that can not only ball hawk, I can cover and also a DB with the ability to come up and make a secure tackle with violent hips and aggression.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I never stop working. I am constantly trying to improve in some way or form. Most recently I was training at Drive 5 in Kansas City before the pandemic and now I am back home in California still training and perfecting my craft in the sand, on the grass field and weight training in the garage. Offseason is the time an underdog like myself gets excited to work for any opportunity possible!

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I bring leadership and energy to teams. Even when it’s not necessarily vocally, I bring a lot of energy and leadership by my play and demeanor. I am a winner and willing to do whatever it takes to win on and off the field.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?

Over these past few years, I have shown that I only get better with time. I have had different mountains and road blocks get in my way. I am resilient! If I can’t climb the mountain, I will punch my way through it and find a way. By giving me this opportunity, It is a promise to always give my very best, stay focused, stay hungry, HUMBLE, and outwork anyone! This has been my dream as far back as I can remember and willing to do whatever it takes to be the best!