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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State University

Temarrick Hemingway of South Carolina State could be the best small school tight end in the upcoming draft

Temarrick Hemingway of South Carolina State could be the best small school tight end in the upcoming draft

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers.  We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too.  This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character.  We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season.  You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

My name is Temarrick Hemingway

What is your Height/Weight? 

I’m an a 6’5 240 pound Tight End for South Carolina State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

One of the coolest things I’ve done off the field is that I actually went back to home and spoke to the girls’ basketball team of Loris Middle School about the importance of high school education as well as college education.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

The hardest college course I’ve taken was Accounting.

Where are you from? 

I was born in Loris, SC and raised in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is Calvin Johnson because he is a respectable individual on and off the field who doesn’t cause any problems, and he excels on the field as extremely well.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up, I did play football as well as basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In high school, I actually played WR, DE, LB, and also was a FS for one game as well.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me from others at my position is my speed and versatility.

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

When breaking down film, I look for the tendencies of the defense, the most common coverages, and also the type of athletes I will be facing as well.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I have faced personally would be Vic Beasley. If I could compare my play to one player in the NFL

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

it would be Larry Donnell because of his ability to catch and also gain yards after catch as well.  

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

The death of my great grandma was the biggest obstacle I had to overcome since I spent a lot of my time with her and keeping in mind of what she wanted for me as an individual gave me the will and drive to work even harder to obtain what I really wanted out of life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Before the game, I usually just listen to music, visualize myself making huge plays for my team, and praying before I step out on the field.

Temarrick Hemingway of South Carolina State could be the best small school tight end in the upcoming draftAs a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

As a small school football player, I have to overcome the thought of being looked at as a “small school football player.”

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is the intelligence and mental strength I have as an individual

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is only being 240 pounds as a tight end.

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

If you were a GM, I would tell you how I am a determined, hard working individual who has the will to win as much as I possibly can, and that I will take every opportunity given to me and make the best out of them.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Growing up as a child, my favorite player was Michael Vick.

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

If I could have dinner with the individuals, I would choose Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather, and Barack Obama.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first paycheck, I would take my family out to eat for always supporting me and being there whenever I needed them to be there.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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