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Posted by on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Brayden Devault-Smith
Graduate School
Human Development Studies

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?

To become to the best possible version of myself both on and off the field.

What are your career goals?

To play in the NFL and then Coach in the NFL.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?

Time management and the willingness to put in the hard work.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?

I make sure that everything I’m doing is beneficial, that’s there’s little to no wasted time on things that won’t help me become who I want to be.

What is your ritual before taking a test?

Getting good rest, showing up early, and saying a quick prayer.

Who do you consider to be an unsung hero in your academic success at Vanderbilt? And Why?

Eugene Henderson. He guided me every step of the way since the day I stepped foot on campus and pushed me to grow and exceed my own expectations.

Favorite quote?

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” – Eric Thomas