Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation for playing football?
Philander Browder: My motivation for playing football is my son Cameron Arnaz Browder, and the love for the game. I go so hard every time I’m on that field. I use the critics and the folks who said I can’t do it I use that as motivation as well. I just love the game of football. I strive to be the best on that field so I can make it to the next level to have a better life for my son and my family one day Lords will.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about playing at Tuskegee?
Philander Browder: What Im going to miss the most playing football at Tuskegee is the brotherhood playing with my brothers on Saturdays in the bowl. Tuskegee is a whole another atmosphere come football Saturdays. We have the best fans in the HBCU my opinion. I love my school.
Joe Gaiter: Coming from a school like TU how will you stand out?
Philander Browder: Coming from Tuskegee is hard because we are D2 and a private HBCU so the scouts overlook us. It’s hard to go to the NFL coming from a HBCU but it can be done because anything’s possible if you have faith in God. But I have to work harder than the next man and I’m fine with that because I’m hungry and I will make it to the next level.
Joe Gaiter: What do you have to offer an NFL team?
Philander Browder: I am offering hard work, dedication, and determination that will help be an important asset to the team.
Joe Gaiter: What are some things that you learned from your college football experience?
Philander Browder: I learned that you have to be a full time football player along with being a full time student. I also learned that giving full effort in every aspect of life will take you far.
Joe Gaiter: Why should an NFL team draft you?
Philander Browder: They should draft me because I am willing to do what it takes to make the team. I am confident in everything I do and I feel that I can’t be stopped when I am on the field.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about your school?
Philander Browder: Playing alongside my brother Jacoby Browder and the winning tradition that Tuskegee has displayed all my years playing for them.
Joe Gaiter: What are the keys for someone to successfully play your position?
Philander Browder: You have work on your craft every day, in the film room studying diligently, working out, and while doing this no days should be taken off
Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup plan if you don’t get drafted?
Philander Browder: Yes, I plan to go try-out for CFL teams, and if that does not work out I always have my degree to fall back on, which is Sales and Marketing and Business Administration
Joe Gaiter: What player in the NFL has your style of play?
Philander Browder: I believe Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens have my style of play
Joe Gaiter: What’s your biggest strengths on the field?
Philander Browder: My biggest strengths on the field are my speed and my aggressiveness to not allow anyone to get of my blocks and to not let anyone jam me at the line.