Name: Zechariah Thomas
School: Pittsburg State University
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
For my final year of college I wanted to focus mainly on technique and making the game easier for me. And being the best Captain I can be while leading my team.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say I’m a hard nose, very explosive football player, a team player and a team leader. That if a job needs to be done I will get it done.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I like to focus on the small things because in football they can lead to really big things, like for instance hand placement as a offensive linemen, if we are running an outside or an inside zone play and I didn’t get correct hand placement, that could be the difference in me losing or winning the rep.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My aggressiveness and how quick and explosive I am off the ball. And my athleticism for my size, I can be used for a lot of different things. I can play every position on the line, I can play special teams pat and pat block, and I can also make just as much as an impact on the defensive line as well, which is were I first started playing football.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
My goal was and still is to be the best at what I do, so I train with the best and the legend Chip Smith. He’s been training athletes longer than anyone in the game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’m a stand up guy and I’ll help in anyway I need to. I’m a team player and I’ll represent my team to the fullest on and off the field. And when something needs to be done, I will get it done and my passion for the game has grown deeper and deeper since I’ve first started at the age of 5.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
Given the opportunity, I’m your guy that will be 110% bought in to the process. I will give everything I have for my team. If you want a player that’s no doubt going to leave it all on the field every play and not hope each game to win, but expects each game to win, your search ends here, I’m your guy. The passion for the game runs deep in my veins, this is what I do, I’m a SILVERBACK!