NFL Draft Diamonds FUTURE Prospect Interview: Reid Harrison-Ducros, CB, Duquesne University
- Name: Reid Harrison-Ducros
- Draft Class: 2020
- Height: 5’10.5
- Weight: 185 lbs
- Position: CB/ Slot CB
- College: Duquesne University
- Twitter: @rducros27
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
- I was originally from Houston, TX, but moved to Grapevine, TX when I was 7 years old. So I call Grapevine my hometown. The thing I love most about Grapevine is the people and the community. That place has blessed me with so many great friends, people and coaches who were willing to help me along my journey it’s unreal.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
- Practice: Practice is where you perfect your craft. So when game time comes, you know you’re ready to just play.
- Film Study: Film Study is how you get that extra edge on the opponent you’re going up against. Whether those tendencies, giveaways, just little things to not make every play a brand new play.
- Strength and Conditioning: Building up your strength in and out of the weight room as well as taking care of your body is huge to every athlete’s success.
What do you worry about, and why?
- I don’t worry about a lot, but if I had to choose one thing it’d be my family (friends included). I know they’re going to be alright, but it’s just always a concern to me.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
- One example was when I was at Boise State. I had an Accounting class that I was absolutely horrible at. I didn’t get the material, tried getting help, still didn’t work. So, I had to take a step back and just study as much as I could for every assignment. I ended up getting I think an 81 overall in the class. I was more than happy with that haha.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
- My teammates say that my best quality is my character. I always have their back and stay true to who I am.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
- The best college player I’ve ever played against is probably Cedric Wilson, back when I was at Boise State. I know I never played him in an actual game, but he used to make catches that were unreal. He’s a great teammate too.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
- I’m honestly not sure. I want to try different aspects of the sports world such as working for sporting organizations like Nike, sports conferences, professionals organizations, etc. Just to see what I like and what I could see myself doing.
- Room. It’s the place where I spend the most time.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
- One family member. Blood is thicker than water. I understand that three people are more than one, but I’d do anything for my family.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
- I guess if anyone Superman because it’d be cool to fly and have super strength.
- My biggest adversity up to date is deciding to leave Boise State and come to Duquesne. It’s hard making great friends and connections, especially in your early years of college, and then having to leave them. But that said, I’m extremely happy at Duquesne. Duquesne’s a phenomenal university inside and out.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
- Haha, I honestly don’t have one specific embarrassing moment. I have so many that I really can’t narrow it down lol.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
- The most memorable play of my college career is when we (Boise State) played Washington State on ESPN, the triple overtime game. It was I think the second overtime and Washington State had the ball on our 10yd line or so. I lined up in press man, everyone else was inside the hash and their QB tried throwing a fade to the 6’3 WR I was covering. I stopped him from catching the ball and went crazy haha. Those type of atmospheres are insane, I love it.
What song best describes your work ethic?
- DNA by Kendrick Lamar
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
- My drive. I’ve always been a kid who works hard in all aspects of football as well as the classroom.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
- My Great Uncle Smitty. I was too young when he was alive to really remember him and I’ve heard hilarious stories about him so it’d be cool to really meet him.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
- I don’t want to say any NFL player is overrated. Every player has earned the publicity he has based on previous accomplishments. So they might just have a bad game or be in a funk. I don’t want to knock anyone in the NFL because they’re all there for a reason.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
- Respected. To me, being liked is just having people think you’re cool and that’s it. To be respected is to have people hold how you carry yourself in high regard. Whether they agree with it or not, they respect your decisions because of who you are.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
- Ruben Foster in the NFL. A girl had accused him of abuse just because he wouldn’t go out with her or something. That is a scary part of being a college and or professional athlete. You never really can know what a girl’s true intentions are when you have that status.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
- Hate to lose.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
- My parents and Jesus Christ. My parents have molded me into the person I am today, from work ethic, the importance of my relationship with God, to never giving up, to caring for others, loyalty. They made me who I am today and I’ll be forever grateful.