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DP: Let's be honest—you're a white tailback. How many coaches are looking at you and saying, "I don't think you can play that position for me, but I think you're a football player"?
TG: I think it happens quite a bit. Coming out of high school, [I heard] the same question: Can he play tailback at the next level? And I think over the last four years I've proven I can. It'll be the same question as I get ready to enter the NFL draft.
DP: You want to play in the NFL more than in the majors?
TG: Definitely. Football is my first love, so I'm hoping I get a shot at the NFL.
DP: Have you given any thought to being a two-sport athlete in the pros?
TG: I've never really thought about it. That would be the best-case scenario, but nowadays, when people invest money in you, they want you to be committed to one sport.
DP: Do you get many comments during a game from guys who may be surprised at how good you are?
TG: Not so much this year. Last year was kind of my coming-out year, and there were a couple of times after the game where someone would come up to me and say, "Man, you can run the ball. I didn't think a white guy could do that."
DP: Is it a compliment, or does it make you angry?
TG: I take it as a compliment.