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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Condit, LB, University of New Haven

Linebacker Tyler Condit of UNH has been amazing this season, leading the league in tackles

Linebacker Tyler Condit of UNH has been amazing this season, leading the league in tackles

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 Tyler Condit

What is your Height/Weight?

I am 6 ft 240 pounds

What is your position?

I play Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

I play at the University of New Haven (CT D2)

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

The coolest thing I did off the field is Each summer I go back to my High school and coach a youth Football Camp for the week

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

The hardest College class I ever had to take was Physics

Where are you from?

I am from Caldwell, New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why?

My role Models are my mother and father, both have sacrificed a lot to put me in a position to succeed in life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I also played basketball and Baseball growing up

Did you play any other positions in football?

I Played Running back in High school, with 15 Touchdowns my Senior year

At your position, what separates you from others?

At my position I believe my Nose for the ball separates me from others

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

When breaking down film I look for Tendencies of players I will be going against. I also diagnose blocking schemes and route combinations

tyler condit new havenWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced was my teammate, Offensive Lineman Zach Voytek

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

If i could compare myself to 1 Player in the NFL I would compare myself to my idol, Brian Cushing. I believe my relentless pursuit to the football is similar to his.

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome in my life was missing Spring ball this past year due to an injury. I overcame it by having a ridiculously sickening work ethic. I focused every day on getting better. I owe a lot to my Strength and Conditioning staff at School, especially Kevin Mcgonagal and also Brian Martin and his team at Parabolic Performance and Rehab.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pregame ritual involves getting dinner at the same restaurant each week with my 2 best friends.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

As a small school player i believe the biggest Obstacle I have to overcome is getting my name out there and putting good film/stats out each week I strive to be the best player on the field week in and week out

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my tackling ability and pursuit to the football

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is shedding cut blocks

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

If given a second to sell myself to an NFL GM, I would say I am a hard nosed football player who will never be outworked

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

My favorite player growing up was Brian Cushing, being from North Jersey I followed him from high school to college to the NFL

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

If I could have dinner with 3 people dead or alive, I would choose my mother, father, and brother

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first NFL paycheck, I would buy my mother a house and my father a car

Rapid Answers:

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

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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