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Shai Mckenzie | Hampton University | RB
Twitter: @ShaiMac_ | Instagram: @Shai.Mckenzie
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (Enter school name)?
A: I chose Virginia Tech (my first university because it felt like a family.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Bouncing back from a car accident in 2018 missing the whole season and making 1st Team All Conference in 2019(Hampton)
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing?
A: Virginia Tech (Leadership)
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: It effected me by not giving me an opportunity to do a combine, made me work twice as hard this year.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I finished my Master’s Degree in Sports administration. I hope to stay around football and coach or train athletes.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Big powerful runner, Leader
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Scoring the the opening touchdown my True Freshman year at Virginia Tech in the shoe in front of 100k + people and winning the game.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Overcoming adversity. Continue to be a better person than I was yesterday.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Eddie George, powerful runner, speed
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: Smart, leadership qualities, team player
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I mentor and talk to younger athletes in the community on what it takes to be a college athlete and how to get there. (School, social life, character).
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: Training 6 days a week and show coaches my athletic abilities
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: to play football at the Highest level
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Fishing or something outdoor
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: To limit pollution, I feel like we forget how beautiful our world can be if we can keep bad toxins, trash and air pollution
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My father
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I love to cook.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Play in the NFL