Alfred State College sophomore cornerback John Chisolm (Trenton, NJ) intercepted four passes in the team's season opening 22-21 loss at Stevens Tech. Chisolm was playing his first game on the defensive side of the ball after playing offense as a freshman.
Chisolm, a two-sport athlete at Alfred State, took time and answered questions from athletic department intern John Zappolo.
What attracted you to Alfred State College? The athletic program and the college's academic establishment attracted me to Alfred State. ASC also offererd me a chance to earn my associate's degree while playing football and running track and field. Alfred State College gave me the best chance to achieve my goals.
What was your biggest moment in your record breaking game? My record breaking game was kind of a bitter sweet feeling because I felt as though I really didn't do everything in my power to help the team secure a win. I was happy that I broke the ASC single game interception record but at the same time disgusted becuase we lost and I felt as though I could have contributed more.
How was the transition from offense to defense this year? The transition from offense to defense this year is a diffuclt one but I'm learning and becoming better at cornerback everyday. It helps that I have tremendous coaches helping me see my ability and help me become a productive defensive back for our team. They are constantly helping me day in and out to be the best that i can. The transition so far is going smooth, but I'm not quite Champ Bailey yet.
What are your expectations on and off the field? My expectations on and off the field are the same and that's to be the best at everything I put my mind to on the field and in the classroom.
Do you see yourself playing football at a higher level next year? I see myself playing at a higher level next year, preferably at a well established divison one football school.
Favorites- Football, Track and Field, and Television
Music- Rap and R&B
Athlete- Deion Sanders and Terrell Owens
Movie- Friday Night Lights, The Program, 300, and Any Given Sunday
Professor- I like all of my professors
Professional Sports Team- Dallas Cowboys
Subject- Marketing and Advertising
What is your major at A.S.C.? Business Marketing
What are your classes like? Classes are good, my professors are all very intellectual and fair.