Brandon Carswell Sr. | Delaware State University | DE/LB

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Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Delaware State?

A: I started my career as a walk-on at Savannah State University. After playing well my first season I earned my scholarship after that semester. I went on to play two more seasons with them and earned Third-Team All-Meac my junior year. I used my redshirt my senior year due to injury at the beginning of the season, but still went on to play my four games allowed. Delaware State University gave me an opportunity and I accepted because i know i could come back and be a dominant force. This past season was a great one where again i earned an All-Meac award this time except it was First-Team.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment in my sports career so far is becoming the athlete and person that i am. I am somebody that other people chose to grow off of and everywhere i go, my peers and I build each other up everywhere we go. 

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Delaware State?

A: The most important things I learned from the coaching staff at Delaware State is play smart and play relentless. As long as you know what you’re doing it will make it easier for you to execute your assignment.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: My degree that i earned from Savannah State University is a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology, and currently I’m attending Delaware State University for my MS in Sports Administraion. If football were not to work out, I’d still would enjoy to be around the game, so I’d still coach while doing video game design as a hobby until i want to start my career.

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: My teammates would say I’m a relentless player. Every play i will go hard and fight for my brother next to me.

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?

A: The most memorable play would be both high school and college (wheeler county & bethune-cookman) where i shoot through to the back field and tackle the quarterback and running back at the same time. It’s my two for one special!

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge obviously is my size but i make up for it with my motor, technique, and sheer will.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: John Randle, I’m an animal.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: my biggest strengths that i bring to a pro team are that I’m smart, coachable, and effort isn’t questionable. I can learn a playbook or install how quickly you need me to and when i make mistakes, their full speed and then i can go back, take the coaching, and perfect the craft.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: I am not involved in charity, but the few football players I do know back in my hometown, i try to give advice on how college life is, and being a student-athlete and all the challenges they may face. I came from nothing so i just want to see my younger admirers succeed and have a better chance than i did starting out. 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?

A: I am working diligently everyday, whether it is in the weight room, on the field, or simply just taking time to stretch and relax my body. My goals are to be at peak performance shape and perform excellently.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement simply is to get a chance to play pro football. No matter what level, if it’s nfl, cfl, or xfl because I’ve been playing this sport since a kid, so i want to take this journey all the way until i can’t anymore.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A: i enjoy being with family. I love being around son, he’s my main joy through it all. I go to the gym because staying in shape is a big part of life. Simply just being a good person but mostly being a great father.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential people in my life is my support system. Everyday these people let me know how important every second of the day is when you’re chasing your dream and they never let me forget what I’m going after. 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: Something unique about me is that i sing, and i actually sound good. It shocks most people because they say i come off i it imitating but whenever they sit down and talk to me or are around they realize that i joke a lot, sing every chance i get, and sometimes don’t talk much at all.