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Timeout With Seahawks Running Back Zach Charbonnet

Stop the clock. We’re taking a timeout with Zach Charbonnet to help the 12s learn more about the Seahawks player who loves Disney and Raising Canes chicken. ‘Timeout with the Seahawks’ is presented by Delta.


If you could have dinner with any one person in the world, who would it be?

"Probably my mom's grandpa, just to know a little bit more about just my cultural heritage. Also, I'm Cambodian, as well as African American. So being able to get more of a feel of the Cambodian side, so definitely have a conversation about how he grew up through the times that he went through in Cambodia, and more about the country."

If you weren't a football player, what do you think you'd do as a career?

"Definitely something within business. In terms of what in business, I'm not really sure. But that was my part time major at one point, I found it very interesting. So, I probably would definitely get into something like that, I like the competitiveness too, as well."

What are three things you do outside of football that people might not know?

"Definitely a lot of golfing and bowling. I love bowling. I feel like a lot of people don't play nowadays, but I like it because you can play on your own too. So that's fun. I even got my own custom ball, still have to get it fitted. Been working on that, too.

What songs or artists are on your pregame playlist?

"So some artists are definitely Lil Baby. And then I listened to a lot of Chief Keef too. I feel like those two artists kind of get me in the zone."

How do you want to be remembered, your legacy as a football player?

"Definitely just be the best of my position. That's been my goal since literally the seventh grade. Just working my way up to just be the best I can."

Take a look at photos of running back Zach Charbonnet during his two years at Michigan (2019-2020) and two years at UCLA (2021-2022). Charbonnet was selected by the Seahawks with the 52nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

What's your favorite place to vacation to?

"Disneyland, but they have this one thing where they take you on a jet around every park in the world for a month. I would definitely do that. Private chefs, hotels, everything. I love Disneyland, so I would definitely love going on a tour."

What is your go-to meal, your favorite food?

"If I'm going fast food it has to be Canes. I love Raising Canes. The Texas toast is amazing. Usually I don't go with the coleslaw. I get extra toast and then I'll add more toast. On the occasion though, if I need some greens, then I'll get the coleslaw. If I'm doing a better meal, I always go grilled chicken. That's my go-to; I love grilled chicken. It doesn't even matter, just grilled chicken as long as it's not dry."

Baseball players have walk up songs, if you had a walkup song what song would you choose?

"Love Sosa, by Chief Keef. I'm thinking if I'm playing baseball, I got to hit a bomb or something like that. That song gets me in the mood football or baseball."

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

"I've said Michael B. Jordan before, but I just don't think he's going to pull me off. He's a great actor."

If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?

"Be ready to face any adversity. I mean, especially when I was younger, being able to face adversity, like it's always tough. You just never really get used to it. But you know, just tell him to keep pushing through because it always gets better. Those hard times do go away."

Who inspires you the most?

"My mom and then my little sister Bella who has special needs. My mom in terms of she's always just tried to teach me the right way. And she's always taught me how to do the right things, how to be respectful, how to carry myself and just put my head down and work. So definitely her and then in terms of just where I get my drive from it's definitely my sister. She inspires me every day just the hard time she goes through being special needs, but despite that, she always has a smile on her face and pushes through."

Check out some of the best photos taken of Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet from the 2023 season.

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