Name: Chris Zirkle
School: Northwestern State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My goal was to win a championship, be all conference and to serve as a role model to student athletes on and off the field. I was All-Conference for the third straight year, Academic All-American, All- Louisiana ,finalist for the Allstate Good Works team and the William Campbell trophy. I believe I set the standard for NSU athletes on and off the field.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates and coaches would say I’m a leader that puts the team first , I would do whatever it takes to win, and I left it all on the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I study defensive alignment on the field along with player’s hands, feet, ball get off and stance tendencies. When reviewing film on myself , I look at footwork, pad level and hand placement.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I am dedicated to the sport I love both on and off the field, I am coachable, a quick learner, and never take plays off.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I am currently working with a personal trainer to improve my speed, strength, and agility to showcase my skills on pro day. I have spoken with former teammates who have made it to the next level, on what it takes and what it’s like to be at the next level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I have good moral character, a quick learner, posses strong work ethic, and determined to be the best I can be.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I posses relentless dedication on a daily basis. I am committed to the sport of football, and everything that comes with it.