Q&A With ODU Football's Fred Credle

March 20, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 20, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player


Fred Credle

Defensive Back

5-11, 170, Fr.

Chesapeake, Va.

Deep Creek HS


When did you begin playing football?

I began playing football at age 6.


Who has had the greatest impact on your career? 

My god brother


Why did you choose to attend ODU? 

It’s the start of something new where I can be one of the first to ever play and set records at Old Dominion.  Good school for my major, electrical engineering


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football? 

The players are much bigger and much faster.  Nobody is slow anymore or not that good.  Everyone you come across in college is just as good as you are.


What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years? 

We will always be remembered as the first recruiting class at Old Dominion in 60 years.


If you could play another position what would it be and why? 

I would like to play defensive back because I get hit all the time and I would want to be able to hit someone back .


Favorite sports other than your own? 

Basketball and Track


After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?  

He's more excited about this than I've ever been before any game.


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts? 

I feel that I'm going to become a great attribute to the team if I stick with the coach


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it? 

Listen to music, pray.


What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice thus far? 

When the offensive coordinator chased a lineman to tell him that he was messing up really bad.


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why? 

Brian Dawkins because he is my favorite NFL player.


What song is stuck in your head right now?  

Happening by T.I.


What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? 

That I have 7 seven uncles and six aunts on one side of the family 


What is your dream job? 

To be a millionaire and be sitting at a desk giving orders all day.


What is your most valued possession? 

My truck


What is your favorite place to eat on campus? 

Webb Center