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