June 29, 2023

Interviews Week Athlete Charcandrick West Morning (6-29-2023)

by Chompers

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Our friend Jasmine talks to football player Charcandrick West to ask YOUR questions in today's interview!

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>>RACHEL: Good morning, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1, brush!


>>RACHEL: Its Interviews Week on chompers, and today we have an interview where our friend Jasmine talked to a professional football player!


>>JASMINE: Hey How's it going!

>>CHARCANDRICK: Its going good! I didn't know I wasn’t supposed to hang up. 

>>JASMINE: Charcandrick, the position you play is a running back. what is a running back? 

>>CHARCANDRICK: Well a running back is where the quarterback hands you the ball and you make a lot of guys miss and score touchdowns. 

>>JASMINE: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>>JASMINE: -and keep brushing.  

OK it this question comes from Danica, and she asked “Why do you spit out water instead of drink it during a game?” 

>>CHARCANDRICK: Well Danica, during a game, you kind of be tired. So when you get that water in your mouth, it's kind of hard to swallow it and breathe at the same time. So you just spit it out make them happy that you took it. 

>>JASMINE: (Laughs)

>>CHARCANDRICK: (Laughs) You don't want to hurt any feelings.

>>JASMINE: Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…


>>JASMINE: -and don't brush too hard. So Amelia asked “How do you stay focused when there's so many loud noises like screaming in the stadium?” 

>>CHARCANDRICK: Amelia that's one of the hardest things to do, is focus. I listen to a lot of music, I'm always listening to music real loud and just getting used to a lot of loud noises and focusing on the things I need to do. It's just like everything goes away, it's crazy!

>>JASMINE: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>>JASMINE: -and brush the molars in the way back. Jack and James wanted to know what kind of things did you do to get into the NFL? 

>>CHARCANDRICK: I feel like starting as a kid at your age right now you have to work. You have to outwork everybody in the world because there's so many kids trying to make it make it to the NFL and do the same thing that you're trying to do. So you had to start young to learn to outwork everybody.



>>JASMINE: That's it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for more answers with professional football player Charcandrick West. Until then…

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit! 


>>RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.