Q&A With ODU Football's T.J. Cowart

December 17, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 17, 2008

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



T.J. Cowart

Defensive Back


Virginia Beach, Va.


When did you begin playing football?

I started playing football when I was about 10 years old.


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

 I can say my high school coach had the greatest impact in my career.


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

I chose to attend ODU because I wanted to start something new and make history


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

 Studying a lot more.


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

I would play running back because I also played that position in high school


Favorite sports other than your own?



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

He’s a very great person


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

He’s a very straight forward person that gets along with others well and doesn’t have to say that much.


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



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

Every practice is my funniest memory because this is ODU first football team.


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

Randy Moss because I can stop him.


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Kanye West lovelock down


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

I talk a lot


What is your dream job?

To be in the NFL


What is your most valued possession?

My cell phone


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat at is Pizza Hut.