VFL Josh Dobbs talks life outside of football

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and VFL Josh Dobbs returned to Knoxville over the weekend to host a youth football camp. He made a stop at the WATE studio where our Tearsa Smith had the chance to talk with him one-on-one about his life off the gridiron.

TS: You just had the opportunity of a lifetime. You got to fly with the Thunderbirds.  What was that like?

JD: I did. It was amazing. I think any kid that’s seen the Top Gun movie or heard of the Top Gun movie always has grown up wanting to be a pilot so for me I’ve always wanted to say hey I’m a fighter pilot. So it was an unreal experience to get in an F-16, strap on the flight suit, the g-suit and just go up in four g’s, do some loops, twists and just interact with the guys, the pilots. It was unbelievable. Something I’ll cherish forever. 

TS: What’s the one thing you miss about Knoxville?
JD: One thing I miss about Knoxville is the people and the food. The food is great but the people are unbelievable.

TS: What’s your favorite song right now?
JD: I’d say it’s kind of like a throwback. Drake’s ‘Nice For What’, that’s been my favorite for a while. There’s a lot of good songs out but that’s still my running fave. It’s at the top of my list.
 
TS: What’s your favorite way to chill?
JD: It’s funny I go home after work, practice. I want to chill for a couple of hours so I literally turn on my speaker system, blare music and just lay on the couch and just sit there. It just takes my mind off things, be able to get away and get rejuvenated for the next day.

TS: How do you take your coffee? 
JD” So I’m actually not a big coffee drinker. I’m a white chocolate mocha guy but I heard that doesn’t count as coffee.

TS: What’s the one thing you wish people knew about you?

JD: That’s a deep question. I think it’s tough because people already know so much right. I think people knew how much I really appreciate playing music, playing the piano, doing stuff like that. Just like other stuff outside of football and engineering. There’s a lot of other things I’m interested in. I love music. That’s probably one of my favorite passions outside of those two things.

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