Anthony Mullis | Livingstone College | DL/TE
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (Livingstone College)
A: I earned a full ride to Elon university in 2014 and transferred to Livingstone College in 2015 as a walk on. I had lost my full ride to Elon due to academic issues. I started off as a cameraman and ended up being the backup defensive end to starting my 3 years of college.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Being able to earn myself a position after losing my scholarship at Elon and being a walk on transfer-student.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (Livingstone College)
A: I learned how to be a man first before a player from my coaches. Football is a game and a small window, but being a man and a father is forever.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: I’ve been through every emotion, from not really having a secure home, making sure I graduate college trying to be a good father to believing in myself and not giving up.
I give back to actual homeless people on the streets. I remember the days I was living in a homeless shelter. I will always remember those times and never forget those memories and never look down on people living like that. Regardless of what they may do with the money I still give back because that person might do something good that can end up changing their life for the better.
~ Anthony Mullis
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A:Sports Management, I have plans to be be a football trainer and athletic recruiter for a Division I college
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A:My teammates expect to show up and make a play no matter what the score is.
They will tell you I’m fast , athletic and crazy as hell.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A:I really don’t have any I’ve made so many plays it’s just natural and something I take pride in. I like when my back is against the wall and the pressure is on. I thrive off of energy like that.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Being the son of Ben Coates and being a father. My father wasn’t around much growing up so everyday i had to teach myself how to be a man and be my own man. My daughters humble me and remind me I have purpose and that i must give them a better childhood that I never had
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A:Kobe Bean Bryant, Kobe and I like the same books. We have the same crazy dark work ethic and we have the same favorite music artist in common which is Jay-Z.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A:Energy is something I would bring to the team, the energy of an underdog, son of a pro tight end coming from nothing trying to make a name for himself. I’ve earned everything I’ve set my mind to.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I give back to actual homeless people on the streets. I remember the days I was living in a homeless shelter. I will always remember those times and never forget those memories and never look down on people living like that. Regardless of what they may do with the money I still give back because that person might do something good that can end up changing their life for the better.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I’m in the gym six days a week and also training with CFL retired player Orrin Thompson. I’m also eating anything I can get my hands on.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Losing it all and getting it back and becoming a college graduate and a father.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Spending time with my daughter and playing Red Dead Redemption 2
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A:Increase minimum wage and lower the cost of food and gas
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My Non-biological Father Todd Mullis. & Mother
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I get along with everyone and am very interested in all different ethnic groups and cultures. I like rock and roll as well as rap and will sing katey perry bar for bar
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To play in the NFL CFL or XFL
To be a professional football player like my father once was