DITR – Tariot Snowden

Tariot Snowden is a 5’9″, 180 pound, class of 2025 Defensive Back from Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana. Tariot is listed as a DB but actually plays a lot at MLB, where he was a key member to the state champion Bulldogs’ defense last season. When playing DB, he is more of an in-the-box safety. Tariot plays sideline to sideline, and has a nose for the ballcarrier, evidenced by his 2022 statline of 99 total tackles, 4 of which were behind the line of scrimmage. Tariot also added 3 pass breakups and a forced fumble. 2022 was only his Sophomore year, so look similar or better stats in 2023. Tariot also isn’t afraid to run and cover receivers, and says he tries to mold his game in that aspect after Jalen Ramsey, someone known for man-to-man coverage. Tariot’s stellar play for the Bulldogs earned him all-district honors last season, and it garnered interest from two Division I schools, ULL and Grambling, but neither has offered him yet. Those offers and more should be coming soon, as Tariot still has two seasons left of high school football. Off the field, Tariot has a 3.2 GPA.

I had the chance to interview Tariot recently and here’s what he had to say:

Why and at what age did you start playing football?

“I started playing football at the age of 5 years old when my grandfather signed me up for little league. I started playing because it was a sport my grandfather and I loved and bonded over.”

Have you always played your current position, or did you play a different position growing up?

“I always played Running Back growing up, and I still would like to play Running Back in highschool to help my team out this year.”

What sets you apart from everyone else on the field?

“What sets me apart from others is that I am an aggressive player that puts my all into the game.  I can admit I am a little on the smaller side, but I know because of that I have to work harder every day. Also, my work ethic and dedication to the game sets me apart.”

What is your favorite accomplishment so far in your football career?

“Getting all district honors for football this season is my favorite accomplishment in my career thus far.”

What is your favorite memory playing football so far?

“My favorite memory is winning a state championship with my team.”

My favorite memory is winning a state championship with my team. 

“I balance athletics and academics by always putting God first, setting time aside for studying, and playing hard on the field.”

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on the field?

“My biggest challenge is being young and being put into the fire my first year as a starter. I am a sophomore and I was nervous because I had never played middle linebacker but I did it to help the team. “

How do you stay physically fit outside of football?

“I’m constantly doing workouts and drills in the off season. I try live by the motto “ No Days Off”.”

What are you hoping to achieve in this upcoming season?

“This upcoming season,  I want to earn offers and get all state honors and be a great teammate and leader.”

What is your end goal for your football career?

“My end goal is to be in the hall of fame of the NFL.”

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned playing football?

“The most important lesson I have learned is that you have to separate yourself from people who don’t have the same goal as you or who doesn’t work hard as you.”

How do you prepare for big games?

“I prepare for big games by praying and putting my faith in God. I also prepare by watching film repeatedly.”

What type of play style do you have?

“My play style is aggressive and scrappy.  I would like to think I have a high IQ of the game and it comes from watching a lot of film.”

Lastly, who is the biggest role model in your life?

“My biggest Role Model is my Grandfather, Eddie Brown Sr. He was the man who taught me about the game and coached me up until last year when he passed away. I will continue playing the game in his honor and to make him proud. I know when I’m on the field he’s with me as well. I will try to model myself after him for the rest of my life because he was a GREAT man.”