Q & A with Marshall freshman quarterback Chase Litton


Chase Litton, the 6-foot-6, 207-pound freshmen, is the starting quarterback on the Marshall University football team. In Marshall’s game against Florida Atlantic University  Oct. 17, Litton completed his 11th touchdown pass  of the season to Davonte Allen, tying Eric Kresser for No. 2 in Marshall history in his first five starts. In the Herd’s game against Charlotte Oct. 31, Litton moved up in the ranks to No. 3 in Herd single-game history with 486 pass yards. Litton is 7-0 since taking over as the Thundering Herd’s starter in the third game.

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A: Playing football. Being around my guys, being around my family, having fun and just living life.

Q: What is your greatest fear?

A: Heights.

Q: Which historical figure do you most identify with?

A: Cam Newton. I like the way plays and carries himself on and off the field.

A: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

B: I’m competitive. And I feel like that trait of always wanting to win really helps me out.

Q: What is your favorite journey?

A: This season. Taking it game by game and just enjoying it.

Q: What do you dislike most about your appearance?

A:My skinny legs.

Q: Which living person do you most despise?

A: I don’t really despise anyone.

Q: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

A: We’ll be alright.

Q: What is your greatest regret?

A: I don’t have one yet. Hopefully I don’t ever have one.

Q: What or who is the greatest love of your life?

A: My family.

Q: When and where were you happiest?

A: Playing football and doing what I love with my guys.

Q: Which talent would you most like to have?

A: I wish I was good at soccer.

Q: What is your current state of mind?

A: Happy.

Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A: My skinny legs.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A: Making my family happy.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: My dog.

Q: Where would you like to live?

A: Tampa, Florida.

Q: What is your favorite occupation?

A: Playing football.

Q: What is your most marked characteristic?

A: I’m always positive.

Q: What do you most value in your friends?

A: Trustworthy.

Q: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A: Superman.

Q: Who are you heroes in real life?

A: My family.

Q: What is it that you most dislike?

A: Baseball.

Q: If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

A: Person, Hugh Hefner. I can’t tell you why. I’ll just tell you Hugh Hefner. And a thing I would come back as is my dog.

Q: How would you like to die?

A: In my sleep, that’d probably be the best way.

Q: What is your motto?

A: Attack the day.

Brittanie Fowler can be contacted at [email protected].