Tommy Nesmith

In the spotlight this week is student-athlete Tommy Nesmith, a senior wide receiver on the Tigers' football team

Auburn Villager: When did you get your start playing football?

Tommy Nesmith: Way back. I want to say 6, 7 years old playing flag football.

AV: Have you always played receiver?

TN: I've switched out from quarterback, running back and receiver. And then on defense, I played defensive back.

AV: What's the biggest challenge about playing receiver?

TN: I think we have a big role. If that's running the ball, we've got to create blocks or if it's throwing the ball we've got to make plays. 

AV: Do you have one play you've made that sticks out to you?

TN: I think at the beginning of the year in our first game, I don't know how many yards it was, but it was the play that I scored my first touchdown as a varsity player, so it was really memorable.

AV: Did you have anyone that you modeled your game after?

TN: I've looked up to the guys before me. Patrick Anders, Jamarcus Knight, Trey Elston and Garrett Jones, they really helped me to get to where I am today. 

AV: What did you learn from them?

TN: They taught me how to play, what to expect, just the mentality you've got to have and what you have to do to be prepared for a Friday night. 

AV: As a senior, do you have any idea yet what you want to do after you graduate?

TN: I'm going to Auburn University, or I'm accepted into there right now. But I'm going to just finish our season as much as I can and try to get to where I want to be. 

AV: Do you know what you want to study?

TN: I want to study in the med field. I don't know what yet, but something in the med field. 

AV: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports?

TN: I like hanging out with friends. Just spending time with family, friends. 

AV: How does it feel that you all have put together a solid season so far?

TN: Us seniors, we just preach that we have to finish it, leave a good example for the guys below us and just show them what a good team looks like. 

Interview by Brian Woodham


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