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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Norman Darden, WR, Seton Hill University


Norman Darden is a game changer for Seton Hill

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Norman Tookie Darden

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’6 161 pounds

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Seton Hill University located in Greensburg, PA

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

The coolest thing I have done was a charity event called Walk-A- Mile in her shoes which is to raise awareness and fight against domestic violence 

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


Where are you from? 

Houston, Texas

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my grandmother, Reda Darden because she was a great woman, sacrifice a lot for me to be in the position I am today

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I am a sports junky, so growing up I participated in track and field, basketball, and soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Running Back, Kick Return, Punt Return 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Speed and the ability to get YAC. Some are playmakers and I’m a game changer.

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

I first identify what schemes, coverages, and blitzes a defense likes to run. It dictates how I can run routes beat defenders in man press and zone. I manipulate defenders with double routes  and study the hips and feet of defenders. Without those two things its hard to be successful on any level. Last but not least physicality in the defender.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

My childhood friend and NFL Safety Craig Loston 

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

I would compare myself to Darren Sproles and Steve Smith 

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

I have to overcome and erase all doubt that I not only can play with the elites of college football but dominant

jdng5koiDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pre game rituals usually begins with some prayer. Music is a must. Kodak Black, OTB Fastlane, Lil Boosie, Webbie, Koly P

What is your biggest strength? 

My strengths as a player is my mentality. I play the game with a major chip on my shoulder. Work Ethic, I’m trained to go and it what is separates me as a player and person. Also my speed and cutting ability. 

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is my height

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

It would be a honor to be apart of your organization. You won’t regret giving me a chance. 

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

My favorite player growing up was Randy Moss and Deion Sanders 

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

I would have a dinner with My Grandmother (Reda Darden, Michael Jordan, TJ Fletcher(brother)

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

Take care of financial responsibilities 

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

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