Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Bryan Chamberlain: My greatest strength is my passion for football. I really enjoy playing the game with a group of guys who enjoy the same passion as I do. It allows me to focus on being stronger, work harder.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments?
Bryan Chamberlain: Probably being able to play college football at the University of Georgia Tech. I really didn’t know if I was going to play football out of high school and it just came out of nowhere. Being offered a football scholarship at Georgia Tech was a remarkable accomplishment for me. Also, the fact that playing football at Georgia Tech allowed me to get a degree from the college.
Scott Porter: Why should an NFL team take a chance on Bryan Chamberlain?
Bryan Chamberlain: Because they are going to get a great guy who works very hard. Georgia Tech does something that no other teams do in the country. We run many different types of offenses and it has allowed me to learn many different styles and it has allowed me to see the game from different ways. I am a great technician of the game and I pick up on things very fast. To make it in the NFL you have to be able to pick up on things well and adjust. I feel like playing at Georgia Tech really molded me into that type of player. If any team wants to take a chance on me that is what sets me apart from most players.\
Scott Porter: What is something about the Offensive Line position that you think a lot of people don’t know?
Bryan Chamberlain: It is really a humbling position. You do all of the dirty work and you don’t get recognized for it. It is sort of like the people who are behind the curtain producing the movie. When your teammate scores a touchdown all the eyes go on him but without the Offensive Line position he wouldn’t be in the end zone. We aren’t the face of the product but we are what makes the product. It is very humbling. They always say good character is based on what you do when nobody is looking and I feel that related to the Offensive Line position in many ways. The offensive line position is overlooked. People who know their football take notice of it but I feel like the general fan doesn’t.
Scott Porter: During the 2015 season Georgia Tech beat Florida State in a historic game after a missed field goal was picked up by Lance Austin for a touchdown. What was that feeling like?
Bryan Chamberlain: That was the highlight of our season. It was bittersweet to beat Florida State because every year we met them and were so close to beating them. Our season hasn’t gone the way we had hoped this year but that was a game that gave us some hope and really turned things around for us. At the end of the day it was just another win, but it was such a must needed win for us and an exciting finish that will always be remembered.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
Bryan Chamberlain: To play the game that I love. I really don’t have any high expectations. I am just here to play the game. I haven’t thought about it much but I know most people haven’t had this opportunity and dream of it. I am thankful I am in the position that I am. Whatever comes my way I look forward to it and will take advantage of it the best way that I can.
Scott Porter: What was your overall experience at Georgia Tech like?
Bryan Chamberlain: My overall experience was good. Going in I had no idea what it would be like. When I was being recruited by Georgia Tech they really emphasized how different their system was over other teams in the country. When I was in high school we ran a pro-style offense. I had a competition in high school about who could make the most pancake blocks. So when I went into Georgia Tech I looked at it as another opportunity to compete with teammates. It was a little different when I got there. We were doing something totally different on the offense then I was use to. At first it was tough, but then I started to get into the rhythm of it and as we won football games it started to get better and better. As a team we had our ups and downs. In my junior season we were rolling like a train that couldn’t be stopped. My senior year things didn’t go as well as we had hoped in the win column but it was a great experience and it allowed me to grow as a person and as a football player. I enjoyed the experience as much as possible and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I would do it all again if I could.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Bryan Chamberlain: I feel that college really sets you up for the next level. I feel Georgia Tech did a really good job at setting you up for football and life in general. We had to learn time management, responsibility, accountability. Football wise I think the speed of the game. It always gets faster on another level. Every player on the field is one of the best at his position on the field at the NFL level. You just have to learn as quickly as you can and get accustom to it.