Q&A With ODU Football's Tobin Cameron

February 20, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 20, 2009

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


Tobin Cameron

Offensive Line

6-4, 275, So.

Healdsburg, Calif.

Healdsburg HS / Santa Rosa JC


When did you begin playing football?

When I was in the seventh grade


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My brother, Andrew Cameron


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

Very few people get to know what it’s like to play on a first year team.  Awesome major to pursue here (supply chain and maritime), along with great facilities and staff.


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

The dedication to the small things in the weight room and on the field


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

Just being able to experience something new


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

Strong safety so I could be fast and lay hits at the same time


Favorite sports other than your own?

Volleyball and basketball


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

How did he learn to inspire and excite people so easily with his words?


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

I thought about how he would be able to teach me a lot more about the defense as a whole.


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

Loud music, little background noise, visualize how the game should be


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

Coach Martin telling me that I was slower than molasses


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

Mario Williams because I’m a beast like that


What song is stuck in your head right now?

That by Andre Nickatina


What is your dream job?

Money Market Trader


What is your most valued possession?

My IPod


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?