Thomas Litzie | Glenville State College | Running back
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Glenville State College?
A: I was a unknown athlete coming in and my first year I was a red shirted and I picked Glenville because they were the first school to reach back out to me with their football program.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Besides playing football all through highschool and two years of college my accomplishment was being able to be looked at by the CFL in 2017.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Glenville State College?
A: The greatest thing that I learned was to have the Will and Heart to keep moving. No matter how much you take you have to keep pushing through everything because in the end you have to be able to look yourself in the mirror and know you left everything out there on the field that you had to give.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My major was Business and if Football doesnt work out I would own my own company and train athletes
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates all say the same thing about me. Im a Fearless competitor who hates losing more than he likes winning and when it comes to being the best if someone wants to beat me they are going to have to outwork and out will me which doesnt happen
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: My most memorable moment is when I was in Highschool and the weekend before my grandfather past away and I promised I would honor him with a game and the next week I had the game of my life. Three rushing touchdowns, one interception, 15 tackles and a sack. As i played the game I felt him watching down on me
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: I dont have challenges I have moments and in my mind you never lose you either win or you learn. But if I was to have a challenge it would be being able to be in front of the right people at the right time to prove my worth on the field.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: My hitting ability would have to be like Brain Dawkins, a Fearless athlete that stops at nothing to be the best and makes you regret catching the ball, but when it comes to me running the ball I would have to say Emmitt Smith, even tho that is a legend of a athlete my ability to keep my feet moving and make people miss are pretty good.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: my Biggest strength is my work ethic to be a leader, to be the best it takes work and non stop commitment so there are no days off you do what you have to to be the best and even when you are the best you keep working like there is someone trying to take it from you.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: at the moment I am not part of any give back programs but I would like to be.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: Every day I wake up at 5am for a gym session for 2 hours and than take a break and go back to the gym for speed training and foot work drills for another 2 hours. My goals are simple be the best and make a ripple in the pond we call football, by being so good I no longer have to introduce myself.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: No matter How much I make a dent in the history books when it comes to football, my biggest achievement is my son. I live every day to make him proud that im his dad.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy being outside playing with my son, making memories with him and my family
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: The most Influential person in my life is my father. we were never the well off family and he worked 12 to 14 hour days just to be able to provide for his family and no matter how tired and how sore or sick he was he got up and made sure me and my sister were taken care of. He never gave up in times of crises and he never once complained he just did what he had to do.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: People think its funny how I have a switch that turns on and off when im on the field to off the field. When Im on the field Im focused and have a quote one quote ” mean looking face” but off the field I tell jokes and spend most my time trying to be the funny guy as in a gentle giant.