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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Hermann, DB, Kentucky Wesleyan College

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Tyler Hermann of Kentucky Wesleyan College is a good player who was an All American

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What is your name? 

Tyler Hermann

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 205lbs

What is your position? 

Free Safety

Where do you play college football? 

Kentucky Wesleyan College

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

As a team we do a lot of different things that are out in our community. We read to kids at schools and help with community service projects, but the coolest for me would be helping work different booths and games at our newly renovated downtown location while the new look for our panther mascot was unveiled.

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

The hardest class that have had to take would have to be Concepts to Physical Science.

Where are you from? 

I am from a little town called Rockport, Indiana, known to the locals as God’s Country haha.

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Role Model would be both of my parents without hesitation. They are the epitome of the way I want to live my life when I have a family.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, I played football, basketball, and baseball so I down time was very little growing up. I was also apart of our State Championship Baseball team in 2011.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes I played Wide Receiver in high school as well has held place kicks through high school and college for my high school and college kicker, Cole Woodburn.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I would say my run/pass instincts, and ability to get to the ball in the air.

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

When I break down film look for receiver and quarterback tendencies. I look to see if there are certain routes that the team likes to run in certain situations during the game. I also look to see if their quarterback has any indications of when he is about to throw the ball, like tapping it before throwing.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I have ever faced would probably have to be K.D. Humphries from Murray State. He is a big strong guy that is a duel threat in a hurry up offense. 

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

If I could compare myself to someone in the NFL it would have to be Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings because he is a pretty versatile player who comes up to make tackles but also has the awareness to go be a ball hawk. 

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

The biggest obstacle would have to be my size out of high school. I graduated high school at 5’9 165lbs, So getting college looks were few and far between. Growing up 15 minutes from KWC lead me to a chance to show my work ethic and love for the game. I worked from the bottom of the depth chart as a freshman by working hard, never quitting, and pushing myself to be the best I can be.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My teammate, Cody Mills, and I have our own pre-game ritual dance that we like to do to get our nerves out and our minds ready for the game.

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

The difference in resources is substantially different from KWC and a D1 program. I remember waking up at 4:30 am everyday to get to practice my sophomore year so that everyone could be a practice before classes start.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my work ethic and drive to be perfect. I believe that if you are passionate about something then you have to believe that there is nobody out there that will work harder than yourself to obtain it.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness would be that I am not the fastest guy out there, what where I lack in speed I make up for in taking smart steps to stay in position to make a play.

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

There is not another player that will out work, out grind and be willing to go non-stop to learn the playbook than myself. I will produce.

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

Tyrann Mathieu would have to be my favorite player. We play the same position and it is amazing to see how relentless he is as he plays. Watching him create and make plays is unbelievable. I have watched all of his highlights multiple times.

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

The three people I would want to have dinner with would be Tyrann Mathieu, Adam Sandler, and my Spanish teacher in high school Phyillis DeWeese who passed of breast cancer.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My first NFL paycheck would go to my parents. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Helping my dad get to where he can hunt and fish whenever he wants would be the best feeling I could ask for.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

 

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