Up close with Rattler quarterback Albert Chester II

There are many things that can be said about Albert Chester II, starting quarterback for the Florida A&M University Rattlers.

Redshirt senior offensive lineman Daniel Parrish said Chester was a, “great leader when times were hard. He was the one that sat down with everyone.”

Chester has enjoyed a successful season that has seen him lead the team in passing and second in rushing yards.

But the redshirt junior from Jacksonville is more than just a football player.

The Famuan wanted to learn more about the man underneath the helmet.

The Famuan: What is your favorite NFL team?

Chester: The Falcons.

The Famuan: For the single ladies out there, are you single? If so, what kind of relationship do you prefer? The TLC relationship, where you creep around? The Beyoncé relationship, where looks don’t matter? Or the Kobe Bryant relationship, where you have an open relationship?

Chester: I’m not single. I got the Beyoncé and Jay-Z relationship. She’s Beyoncé.

The Famuan: What needs more improvement on your offense and


Chester: I don’t know about the defense, I’m sure they’ll get it together. But offense needs to start off better – come out hot.

The Famuan: If you don’t make it to stardom, what comes after football?

Chester: A doctor, a pharmacist.

The Famuan: What can you do to improve the scoring for the offense?

Chester: Study more tapes, and get familiar with the team.

The Famuan: Do you have any individual goals on and off the field?

Chester: I like to make the honor roll and continue through the 5-year pharmacy program. And as far as football, throw for 200 yards.

The Famuan: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Chester: I’ll be 31. I want a wife and two or three kids and a nice house.

The Famuan: Do you have any fears such as roaches, clowns or commitment?

Chester: Naw, because I fit God and my mama in everything.

The Famuan: Do you have a sensitive side? When was the last time you cried? What movie was it?

Chester: Naw, I don’t do the crying. But the last time I cried, I was at my godfather’s funeral.

The Famuan: What is a quote you live by?

Chester: “It ain’t over till its over” and “Work when others don’t, to have what others want.”

The Famuan: What item would you take on a deserted island?

Chester: I’ll probably take a Bible or a boat to get off.

The Famuan: Who is the funniest guy on the team?

Chester: Willie Hayward.

The Famuan: Have you received your net check? If so, what do you plan on doing with your money?

Chester: Naw. I haven’t got it yet, but I’m hungry.

The Famuan: In general, what comes first in your life?

Chester: God, pharmacy second and football third.

The Famuan: What do you think about sports players on steroids?

Chester: If you got to cheat to win, how can you feel good?

The Famuan: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Chester: Probably to get to the other side.

The Famuan: When did you start playing football?

Chester: 10

The Famuan: What are your pre-game rituals?

Chester: Nothing specific, but praying.

The Famuan: What is your most memorable moment playing football?

Chester: I got a lot. One memory I’ll never forget was when I got booed in 2005 at Delaware State.

The Famuan: What challenges will your offense face this week from South Carolina State?

Chester: Last year, we didn’t have a good performance. We only scored a field goal. So we need to score.