Tyler Russell Interview
Sr. / Mississippi State / QB
Updated - 8-2-13
By: Alex Khvatov
Alex Khvatov: What are your measurements (height and weight)?
Tyler Russell: 6’4 1/2 and 230.
Alex Khvatov: Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?
Pretty much all the SEC schools.
Alex Khvatov: What made you choose Mississippi State?
Tyler Russell: I just love the atmosphere, and it’s close to home.
Alex Khvatov: What has your head coach Dan Mullen taught you?
Tyler Russell: He just taught me to take care of the ball and do the things necessary to move the offense down the field.
Alex Khvatov: Tell me about your junior season.
Tyler Russell: I did some good things, did some things I need to improve on, and I’m looking forward to that in 2013.
Alex Khvatov: The season ended on a sour note with the loss in a bowl game against Northwestern. How difficult was it to handle it?
Tyler Russell: I think it just motivated me to get better.
Alex Khvatov: What did you learn about your team after the spring?
Tyler Russell: How hungry we are and ready to work.
Alex Khvatov: What are your team and individual goals for this upcoming senior season?
Tyler Russell: For the team, I definitely want to win and get to Atlanta. I want to go to the SEC Championship. For me, just to do anything necessary to help us get to that goal.
Alex Khvatov: You lost five receivers from last year’s team, how will you replace that type of production?
Tyler Russell: I got a lot of young guys, and they are very hungry and ready to step up and make a name for themselves.
Alex Khvatov: What
are your strengths on the football field?
Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?
Tyler Russell: Footwork drills and stuff like that.
Alex Khvatov: What is the highlight of your career so far?
Tyler Russell: Being able to be a part of an SEC team like Mississippi State.
Alex Khvatov: Describe your teammate RB LaDarius Perkins.
Tyler Russell: He’s smart, intelligent, good with the football, can run and catch the ball out of the backfield. He is also a good person to have back there.
Alex Khvatov: What is your favorite NFL team?
Tyler Russell: I don’t really have one. I just idolize different quarterbacks.
Alex Khvatov: Who is your favorite NFL player?
Tyler Russell: Peyton Manning.
Alex Khvatov: Who is the toughest player that you have faced during your career?
Tyler Russell: Johnthan Banks in practice.
Alex Khvatov: What do you enjoy the most about playing football?
Tyler Russell: Just getting out there and going to play.
Alex Khvatov: As a quarterback, what does it take to be a leader?
Tyler Russell: Hard work, just show the team that you are always ready to play and have their backs.
Alex Khvatov: What are your hobbies?
Tyler Russell: Hunting and just hanging out with the guys.
Alex Khvatov: What makes you a unique individual?
Tyler Russell: My knowledge of the game and passion to play all the time.
Alex Khvatov: Finish the sentence, Tyler Russell is….
Tyler Russell: A hard worker that will do whatever it takes to help the team win.
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