NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyneil Cooper, DB, Dixie State University
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Dixie State University
Where are you from?
Providence Rhode Island
Who is your role model, and why?
My mother because she raised 6 kids and was a single mother since she was a teenager and managed to do it all still to this day
Who was your favorite teacher?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball, Baseball, Track
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Dreams and Nightmares -Meek Mill
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Moving across the country from Rhode Island to San Diego California where I was on my own and away from my family I had to live with 8 other teammates in a 2 bed room apartment with barely no food just to try and get a scholarship somewhere so my mother wouldn’t have to pay for school anymore
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
stretch, jog a lap around the field, DB drills
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
When we beat Colorado Mesa @ there home place they were ranked 23rd nationally
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Helping the youth back in my community on their game and giving guidance and wisdom
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My grandfather which I’ve never met because he passed away when my dad was a child heard great things about him, Tupac, Primetime