For the past two years, the University of Texas Longhorns were known to deploy a short-yardage backfield setup known as the “18-wheeler.” It was big, heavy, and driven by #18, Tyrone Swoopes, a University of Texas Longhorns quarterback and fan favorite.
At 6 feet, 4 inches and 249 pounds, Swoopes was, umm, a little hard to stop.
Right now he’s taking those talents to Seattle, where he is transitioning with the team as a promising tight end.
NFL players spend a lot of time training. That means they need their phones to stay connected to the world. Swoopes is no different.
He said he has come to rely on Ventev’s powercell 6000c.
“It’s very useful for the pro football lifestyle,” Swoopes said. “I use the powercell 6000c because I can plug in two devices at the same time anywhere, anytime, and anyplace I need it.”
With that said, we’re here to give Tyrone Swoopes the Ventev treatment. Mr. Swoopes, what’s on your phone?
Number of unread emails/texts:
Emails: 902 (I’ll get that fixed today); Texts: 5
Current battery percentage:
Battery freak-out point (for example, 10 percent):
30 percent. That is when I kinda stop using my phone. But Ventev has been a game changer. I plug in and charge up.
First app checked in the morning:
Snapchat … I have a streak with people, sending pictures and videos back and forth. It is great to show people what you are doing and where you are.
Last app checked at night:
Instagram or Twitter
App you depend on the most:
The laughing one. I laugh at everything. It’s my go-to emoji.
I am not a filter guy. I ask Taylor (my girlfriend) to handle that when I need to filter.
Your most-liked Instagram photo:
My latest pic of me facing the media post-pro day. Check it out:
Places listed in weather app:
Austin and Seattle … I don’t even have my hometown of Whitewright, Texas. I should add that.
Favorite food-related app:
Craziest place you ever lost power to your phone:
There’s nothing too crazy. The obvious is when I have gone out with my friends. I left my place and it was just like “I am out of juice ….” It won’t happen again obviously.
How many mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) do you use daily?
Two phones, a personal iPad and a team iPad
How do smartphones or tablets play into your daily routine as an athlete? Do you use them for game film, entertainment on the road, music for workouts?
I use it all for both personal and business … for entertainment there’s Netflix and YouTube. Most important is the team stuff. I watch film, study the playbook. It is all business on the team iPad.
What’s your favorite form of entertainment on the road (Netflix, movies, reading, social media)?
Any app I can watch movies on. Great way to relax (Netflix or YouTube).
On your phone, click on Settings, then Battery: What app has drained the most power from your phone in the last 24 hours?
Snapchat, by far. Yep!
Tell us about a time you were really glad you had your phone with you (for example to take a photo, make a call, etc.).
Ever since I got to Seattle I have been taking pictures to send the family back home. Keeping in touch with my family and being able to share this experience with them is important.