NFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Bernard Blake a very aggressive cornerback from Colorado State, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.
AKA: Bam Bam
Grade You Started Football: 6th grade
High School: Bastrop
College: Colorado State University
Jersey Number: 23
Best On-Field Performance: Colorado, Utah State, Alabama
Mentors: Frank Ward, Jon Ross, Raymond Long, Chris Houston and Aaron Williams(buffalo bills)/
Inspirations: family: parents, siblings, and everyone who can’t do what I am blessed to do.
Favorite Slogan: “We fear what we do not understand, so it is time to understand more so that we may fear less.”
Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Intercepting AJ McCarron and coming from behind to win the New Mexico Bowl against Washington State.
Funniest Football Memory: The reactions from teammates on the sidelines when guys were really having fun while playing. I love my team.
Favorite Song/Singer: I don’t really have a favorite song or singer. I like Lil’ Snupe, Lil’ Boosie, Webbie, Kevin Gates, Z-ro, and many others.
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and green beans
Football Philosophy: “If you don’t perform to the best of your abilities I am canceling this channel. I don’t have money to waste for you to go out and not play up to your potential. You’re wasting everybody’s time by doing that.”- my mother, Charlotte Garrett
Game Superstitions: I listen to gospel music as soon as I wake up before our first meeting, then call my mom after breakfast and respond to all of my texts.
Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Win a MWC Championship and a bowl game. After that I would like to play in the NFL.
Career Goals: Play in the NFL and be successful, put my mom and siblings back through college, and start my own youth teams.
Favorite Football Team: Dallas Cowboys
Player You Model Your Game After: I model my game after Joe Haden, Chris Houston, Charles Woodson, Darrelle Revis, Champ Bailey, Deion Sanders, Richard Sherman and Aaron Williams. I try to study their techniques.
Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Down Time: I love to play Madden on my PS3
What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You:
I love what I do. I love the game and everything that comes with it. When I step foot on the field I do so for more than just myself, I do it for everyone who believes in me and everyone who doesn’t. I know my potential and I believe that this is what God has in store for me. I appreciate where I am at and I try to show that by giving back. Football is my passion.