Senior Spotlight: Corey Mosley
Senior Corey Mosley (Richmond, Va.) has been a starter on defense for three seasons. In this Senior Spotlight, Mosley answers questions about playing his final games in Scott Stadium and his prized movie collection.
Question: What is your major and what have been some of your most memorable classes at Virginia?
Mosley: My major is psychology and I am minoring in African American Studies. I’d have to say all of my psychology classes are pretty interesting. Particularly exploring all the different human relationships. When I got to Virginia, I actually wanted to do architecture, but I shifted to psychology. I love all my psych classes.
Question: Do you ever find yourself applying some of your psychology expertise to sports?
Mosley: I’m always dropping some kind of psychological knowledge on my teammates, so I guess that’s where it comes from. I just try to carry my team and that support comes from wherever it may come.
Question: You are from Richmond. Did you always know you wanted to come to Virginia? What was that decision-making process like?
Mosley: Actually, growing up my favorite team was Miami, but as I got older in high school Virginia became a big part of my football perspective. I started looking at them and what they were all about. Once I came in and actually became part of the family it was like a dream come true.
Question: At Henrico High School you played all over the field. How did you settle in to your current position at Virginia?
Mosley: I’ve always had a love for offense. So I predominantly spent my football career in my life before college on offense. I’ve always been a hard hitter. When I came up here they threw me on the defense so that was a quick adjustment to make but I’ve come to love it..
Question: What’s your favorite play in football?
Mosley: My favorite play? Big hits, I love the big hits. They get the fans up, get them going. My head will be ringing a little bit, but at the end of the day it’s worth t.
Question: How would you describe Coach London?
Mosley: Very passionate. It is something to see a coach with that much enthusiasm for the game in his life. He loves the game, and he interacts with each one of us everyday. That shows us day in and day out that he really cares about us as individuals, not just football players. As a player you have to appreciate that.
Question: What would you say your most memorable, or one of your proudest moments as a football player at UVa has been?
Mosley: Like as I said I was a Miami fan so taking them out was very special to me. And I had two big plays in that game. I’d say a couple of my best games have been Miami games. I play with a little extra edge in the Miami and Virginia Tech games. Of course, Virginia Tech is the rival. I’d say those two are special games.
Question: This is the team’s fourth-straight home game. What are the special characteristics of Scott Stadium?
Mosley: The fans. The true fans who are there when things are going good as well as when things are going bad. We play for them, we play for each of our teammates, our coaches, our family and for ourselves. We put in a lot of work that people don’t see, and for the fans that stick by us, we really appreciate it. That’s the best thing about playing at home. The support, you feel all the love.
Question: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Mosley: I love spending time with my family, just being around the people who have helped me, giving back. I love watching movies, love relaxing, love traveling. I’m real laid back.
Question: What are some of your favorite movies?
Mosley: I love everything in my collection, from The Notebook to Troy. I love it from A to Z. I’m proud of my movie collection.
Question: Is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?
Mosley: I can draw really well.
Question: What’s your favorite thing to draw?
Mosley: Landscapes. I used to want to be an architect so I also enjoy urban planning, buildings, all types of stuff.