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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tory Day, FB, Harding University

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What is your name?

Tory Daytory 1

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1/2″

What is your position?

Fullback

Where do you play college football?

ULL and Harding University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

5

How did you choose your school?

Prayed about it and talked with my family.  I was late in the recruiting game because i transferred schools my senior year for personal reasons. So the best opportunity that came first made it an easy decision.

Where are you from?

Memphis, TN

Who is your role model, and why?

Ronnie Huckeba, because of the way he chooses to lead as a christian man in all areas of his life as well as instill those values in his players and coaches.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying? 

A  few. Mainly to stay healthy and test well.  they are anxious to see my route running and hands because i played o line in a triple option offense in college.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played almost every sport until i got in the 9th grade. at that point I was advised by my football coach to focus on football because of the opportunities it could give me. i reckon he was right in doing so.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played interior D-Line at ULL and fullback in goal-line situations. i Played right veering tackle at Harding U. in the triple option.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My tenacity and motor. I love violence on the field and the battle that ensues.  i have always been able to see the block or the tackle before it happens on a good day.  I enjoy the unknown and the ability to control the outcome of my tasks based on the desire i have to win.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for? 

I mainly watch film on myself.  i find it more beneficial to have a high standard of personal play no matter who the opponent is because of my position.  having a high motor kills. it puts you in higher percentage of creating plays if you are always prepared and going 110% every play.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Golden Tate in high school probably. he was an extraordinary running back but we came out with the win in the end.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

I don’t know because its a new position for me but while I’ve been training the last few months people kid around and call me Mike Alstott. I could only dream to be a player of his caliber but you got to have a dream and grinding one day at a time can help you achieve those dreams.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The passing of my Wife and Child in October 2013.  I had to draw strength from My Father in heaven in a way i can not explain to you.  It will be an obstacle that i will face the rest of my life, most likely.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I  set all my stuff out in an organized fashion, get tape and stretch and completely ready with time to spare so i could pace the locker room and do my final visualizations.  All while enjoying a dip.

What is your biggest strength?

My quickness and tenacity

What is your biggest weakness?

Right now, its the fact that I’m playing a new position even though it is coming very natural to me.  

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Put me against your toughest guy. I’ll work and I’ll win.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Probably Mike Alstott as a player but as a team i would definitely have to say the Saints.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

C.S. Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt, Tim Tressel

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