Get to Know: Fredrick Obi & Brandon Thompkins

Fredrick Obi #6

Please Describe How It Feels To Play in Front of Great Fans:

Playing in front of great fans is everything! It gives you so much life, so much energy and makes you want to put on a show and dominate.

Favorite Way to Relax On A Non-Game Day:

Kick back with my feet up, take a dip in a hot tub and watch movies.

Female Celebrity You'd Most Like To Meet:

There are a few: Halle Berry, Serena Williams, Jessica Alba and Lauren London.

Favorite Football Team and Player While Growing Up:

The Raiders and Ravens, and Charles Woodson was my favorite player.

Age You Started Playing Football:

14 years old.

Favorite TV Show, Movie Snack and Movie Comedy:

Martin, Red Vines and Friday.

What sport would you be hopeless at?

I'm a beast at any and every sport! Although, I anticipate figure skating would be a stretch.

What makes a great 4th of July party?

Great BBQ, music, drinks, lots and lots of fireworks, and family and friends to enjoy it all with.

Describe a highlight from your youth football days:

In one high school game I had two interceptions, 17 tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

When I Hear The Word "Cleveland," I Think of:

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and cold weather.

What advice would you offer to a student struggling with their classwork or sport?

Ups and downs are inevitable, it's how you ride the ride that matters. Stay focused, work hard and be humble.


Brandon Thompkins #14

Nickname: BT

Twitter: @Cant_Catch_B

Describe What it Feels Like to Play in Front of Great Fans:

Loud fans impact game days. It pumps the players up and creates big plays in big games.

Favorite Way to Relax On A Non-Game Day:

My favorite way to relax on a non-game day is to go bowling and catch a few movies.

Female Celebrity You'd Most Like To Meet:

There are a few: Halle Berry, Serena Williams, Jessica Alba and Lauren London.

Favorite Football Team and Player While Growing Up:

My favorite football team was the Dolphins and Deion Sanders was my favorite player.

Are you currently involved with any charities?

The New Way New Day Foundation.

Age You Started Playing Football:

8 years old.

Favorite TV Show(s), Movie Snack(s) and Movie Comedy:

Martin and First Take, Skittles and Popcorn, and Friday After Next.

What sport would you be hopeless at?

Pole vault. I relly don't trust that pole.

Describe a sporting event you attended, as a kid or an adult, that stood out as a "wow" moment:

I snuck into game seven of the 1997 World Series and watched the Marlins win it.

What makes a great 4th of July party?

Laying at a park with friends and family watching fireworks.

What advice would you offer to a student struggling with their classwork or sport?

Every success story comes with struggle. Don't give up.