This year marks the 10th Annual Tampa Bay High School Football Combine, presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. With so many exceptional student-athletes in attendance, we'd like to provide the opportunity to get to know the players a little before they hit the field at this year's combine.
Sheridan Thompson, Jr., 5'8", 137lbs.
Class of 2015, Running Back, Steinbrenner High School, FL
Q: "What do you think distinguishes you from every other player in the nation?"
A: "My hard work, dedication, and love for the game."
Q: "What do you hope to gain out of your participation in the Tampa Bay High School Football Combine?"
A: "I hope to gain exposure to colleges"
Q: "What are your strengths? What do you need to improve on?"
A: "My strengths are quickness, hands, vision, ball skills. I need to improve on strength and size, but I also need to improve on everything. There's always room for improvement."
Q: "What extracurricular or community involvement activities do you participate in? What are your hobbies outside of football?"
A: "My hobbies outside of football are basketball and track."
Q: "Which player, if any, do you model your game after or often get compared to by your teammates on the field?"
A: "I try to model my game after LeSean McCoy."
Q: "How have you evolved over the years as a player?"
A: "I've just gotten better football IQ."
Q: "What is your proudest moment in football?"
A: "Scoring a game-winning touchdown run."
Q: "What is your proudest moment off the field?"
A: "Me trying to get stronger and faster and trying to become a student athlete."
Q: "What celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life and why?"
A: "Allen Iverson, because he had gotten into some trouble in high school just like I did. He also was always doubted because of his size but just like Iverson, I have a heart of a lion. His father wasn't there for him like mines. He loved football & basketball just like I do. And he proved everybody wrong by making good grades and getting his life back on track just like I am trying to do now."
Q: "What TV show marathon will keep you on the couch all day?"
A: "'A Football Life' on ESPN because their stories inspire me. Also Martin, that's my favorite TV show."
Q: "Who/what has been the biggest influence on football in your life? How so?"
A: "All of the people who doubt me. Because it just motivates me to do even better."
Q: "What honors or awards have you received (both athletic and non-athletic)?"
A: "I have received honor roll before and turn around student of the year, player of the game for the North East Bandits."
Q: "What is your favorite movie?"
A: "Oh, I have lots of them, but my favorite is Love and Basketball. I also like He Got Game and The Blindside."
Q: "Who is your favorite NFL team?"
A: "The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers"
Q: "What is your favorite web site?"
Q: "What is your favorite food?"
A: "Chocolate chip pancakes and lemon pepper chicken wings"
Q: "What college interest have you received?"
A: "Southern Arkansas University"