Nov. 16, 2007
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Chris Williams is a senior from Glynn, La., who is majoring in human organizational development.
When did you start playing football, and how did you get into it?
I started playing in seventh grade and continued playing in eighth grade, but I sat out in ninth grade because I didn't like it. I went to all of our high school games my freshman year and I just had to get back into it, so I started playing again my 10th-grade year.
What is the hardest part of playing offensive line?
It is a consistency thing. It is one of those positions where you have to be extremely consistent and nobody notices how well you play, they just notice how terrible you do. If you gave up two sacks, everyone is going to know.
What is the biggest difference between run blocking and pass blocking?
Pass blocking is what I feel requires the most skill. Run blocking comes down to mainly effort, especially in our system. It is one of those things where you have to give the effort and do what you are taught and you will be where you need to be. Pass blocking is a little trickier.
Once you finish playing football at Vanderbilt, what do you want to do next?
I want to play in the NFL for as long as I can and then I want to open up a small business. I am not into much corporate stuff. My fiancée (Marissa) wants to open a pet resort, but personally, I haven't really decided what kind of business. I will field opportunities when they come to me and see how the market is.