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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyrone Owens, RB, University of New Mexico

Tyrone Owens is one of the most underrated running backs in the NCAA draft.

Name: Tyrone Owens
• Height: 5’9
• Weight: 190
• Position: RB/KR/PR
• College: University of New Mexico
• Twitter: TyroneOwens25

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• I’m from Austin Texas, what I love most about it is the support.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
•  I feel that all three equally important but I would say first is practice because practice allows you to maximize your full potential and it allows you to grow and improve. Second Is film study because it gives you to chance to see and to know where to make correction. Also learning your opponent’s tendencies and what they do good and what they don’t do so good. Lastly, strength and condiontioning. Gives you the ability to go out a give your best and gives you confidence knowing that your physically prepared. 
What do you worry about, and why?
• I worry about not being able to provide for my family. My family is why I am where I am today. 
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• Leading by example doing everything right. 
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
•  Leighton Vander Esch
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
• An Artist, I like to draw  
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
• Room 
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• I would save a family member, family is everything to me. 
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• I’m really not that person to be T.V. on in a movie but if I had to choose it would be Martin Lawrence because he’s super funny. Still watch his show Martin. 
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
• My biggest adversity was getting my eligibility back for my senior year. The spring and summer of 2018 I went the extra mile in the classrooms. Going to tutoring everyday and just getting out of my comfort zone. 
What is your most embarrassing moment?
•  I have a lot of embarrassing moment too many to pick out just one haha
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
•  The most memorable play in my college career would have to be when I went for 65 on my first carry against Arizona State. 
What song best describes your work ethic?
• Meek Mill- Big Dreams 
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
• My heart and ability to pick up things fast.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• I would want to bring my Grandfather back. He passed away when I was only 5. I want him to see all the great things that I’ve done and to see how far his family has come.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
•  Body Roc
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 
• I don’t think no one is overrated. 
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• Respected because being liked and disliked doesn’t matter respect goes a long way 
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• Josh Gordan because he’s a great player just isn’t as healthy mentally. Good person that is going through some things. Hope he gets better.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
•  I hate loosing
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• My Parents for always believing in me and encouraging me, also my high school coach Keller. He’s played a big role in my football career.

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