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Community Player of Week: Chase Reynolds

Posted Sep 29, 2016

Each week, the Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field.

The Los Angeles Rams announced Chase Reynolds as the Rams Community Player of the Week for week 3 in recognition of his community outreach efforts throughout the season.

Chase Reynolds attended the University of Montana and is a fourth year running back from Drummond, MT. Upon his arrival, Reynolds established himself as a leader in the community. This week Reynolds helped launch Character Playbook TM, a new education initiative focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships, in partnership with the NFL and United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Q & A with Chase Reynolds

How does it feel to be named the Community Player of the Week?
It feels great. To be Community Player of the Week is truly something that shows what we do on a daily basis. Giving back to the community and being in LA is rewarding. It’s neat to get out to see the kids and be part of the new opportunities here, as well as affect people’s lives.

Why is Character Playbook so important?
Character Playbook is a lifeline for these kids. It puts them in an online program where they can visualize life scenarios and learn from those scenarios before they happen. The fact that this program carries over to real life, whether it’s emotional issues or schools issues, is important for these kids. To be able to stop and think about how to act and react in real situations will help them make the right choice in life.

Was there a time where you had an experience that forced you to evaluate and figure out the right approach to make the best decision?
Athletes in general have a stigma that high school is always great for them. People may see you as the “star” athlete and assume everything is perfect, but a lot of times there are deeper underlying issues. I had troubles in high school that I went through and I had to learn to deal with them on my own. I didn’t have a program like Character Playbook.  I’m sure I didn’t always make the right choices at the right time, but I’m thankful I was able to look back on things that I did wrong and figure out how to make them right.

What has inspired you to be so involved in the community?
My passion came from my kids. I want to be able to be a difference maker in their life and the lives of others. I think being a parent at such a young age really helped me because I see the impact that I have on my children and their friends. To my kids I’m just their dad, but to others they see me as a football player. I use that as an opportunity to show everyone that the decisions I make in life have an effect on everyone around me.

Fire Round – Presented by Cory Harkey

Favorite meal your wife cooks?
•    Mexican cheese rolls

Favorite TV Series
•    Lost

Most memorable college and professional football moment?
•    Scoring in the Coliseum (Professional)
•    Beating Appalachian State (and Brian Quick) in college

Funniest Teammate?
•    William Hayes

Favorite Child?
•    I love you all equally!!! (Talen, Peyton and Tenley)

About the Rams Community Player of the Week Presented by Wells Fargo

Each week during the 2016 regular season, the Los Angeles Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field and their commitment to serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.

“At Wells Fargo, we believe our long-term success is directly linked to the success of the communities we serve,” said David DiCristofaro, Wells Fargo region president for Greater Los Angeles. In 2015, Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 41,800 hours in the LA area. This week, the organization is proud to recognize Wells Fargo Community Player of the Week, Pacific Gateway District manager Carlos Rosales for his ongoing community service, and facilitation of countless Hands on Banking financial literacy education workshops at local schools and community organizations, as well as home preservation workshops to help individuals struggling to keep their homes. For more information on Wells Fargo’s commitment to community service, visit
https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/