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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Chancellor, WR, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

UTC wide out Tyler Chancellor is a speedster

UTC wide out Tyler Chancellor is a speedster

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?

Tyler Chancellor

What is your Height/Weight?

5″10 175

What is your position?

Slot receiver/ return specialist

Where do you play college football?

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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

I volunteered at my local downtown shelter and helped feed the homeless. Their thankfulness for us being there was all worth it.

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

Statistics, I’m not really a math guy.

Where are you from?

I was born in Mississippi, but with my father being in the Army I’ve moved all around the world throughout my life.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model would have to be both of my parents, I see the fruits of their labor daily and are truly blessed to have them as parents . Their drive and hardwork pushes me.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I did it all as a kid all the way from baseball to being on the swim team, basketball, and track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

My entire life I have been a running back and not until college did I transition to receiver.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My natural abilities, my speed, and my determination to be the best. I’m a underdog and I love that no one will see me coming.

Tyler 1When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for flaws in the corners stance, his week sides and routes he can’t cover well, how fast he opens his hips on breaks and how well he can play the press.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I can’t really say one guy stood out past the rest but . My biggest opponent is myself

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

I would have to say Tavon Austin, because of his quick burst in his routes and how he can line up in the back field and beat you in all aspects of the game offensively.

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

My biggest obstacle in my life was trying to balance out living the life of a student-athlete and hanging out with the wrong crowd making the wrong decisions and just not putting myself around positive and like minded people. I over came that by cutting off all the people that didn’t need to be in my life and staying focused.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always put my right shoe on first

What is your biggest strength?

My speed is my biggest part of my game

What is your biggest weakness?

I have to get stronger.

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

If you were to pick me up it wouldn’t be a mistake and I would make the best of the opportunity and work hard to be the best I can be to help the team out. Your biggest mistake would be passing me up.

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

My favorite player growing up was Mike Vick and my team of course was and still is the Atlanta Falcons

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

Biggie, Pac, and Obama

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I am going to get my parents a car

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Neither
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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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