Q&A With ODU Football's Donald Smith
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 23, 2009
Chesapeake, Va. / Indian River
When did you begin playing football?
I began playing football during my sophomore year of high school.
Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
My high school coaches have had the greatest impact on my career.
Why did you choose to attend ODU?
I chose ODU because here I have the chance to do something great in history while at the
same time receive a first class education on a diverse campus.
What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?
The biggest difference between high school and college football is the speed of the game as well as the outside stress that comes with being a Division I player.
What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?
The best part about being part of this historic team is that we are well supported from everyone. Everyone is really excited to have us and look forward to seeing us play.
If you could play another position what would it be and why?
If I could play another position I would play kicker because it’s the easiest position to play.
Favorite sports other than your own?
Other sports I enjoy are basketball, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse.
After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?
After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time my thoughts were, being here is going to be a good experience.
After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?
After meeting Coach West for the first time my thoughts were, it’s going to be pretty fun as long as I don't mess up.
Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?
Before games I usually sit around and listen to my music while meditating on what I need to accomplish.
What song is stuck in your head right now?
A song entitled "Grateful"
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
One thing people would be surprised to learn about me is that I sing.