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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Derrian Meminger, DL, Alcorn State University

Derrian Meminger is a big boy who recently interviewed with us at Draft Diamonds (Photo courtesy of Derrian Meminger)

• Name: Derrian Meminger 

• Height: 6’2

• Weight: 290

• Position: DL

• College: Alcorn State University 

• Twitter: @DerrianMeminger

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

•  I’m from Sparta, Georgia. Which is a very small rural town in Middle Georgia. I love how there’s so much talent and how everyone is supportive of each other. 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice? 

  1. Film Study is important because you have to gain learn tendencies of an opponent and it makes you a student of the game. 
  2. Practice is important because it gives you a chance to get better at your craft everyday. 
  3. Strength and Conditioning is important because it allows you to stay in shape and be durable for this intense game. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about letting my family down, but most importantly letting myself down because I know how easy it is to fail and how hard it is to succeed. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates say that my quickness and violent hands would be my best quality. 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• My career would be an Educator if I couldn’t play football

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first? 

       • I would say clean your room first because that’s where you sleep every night. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• I would be Will Smith because of how positive minded he is. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• The song that best describes my work ethic is Kevin Gates -Out the Mud 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• My most important Physical trait would be my hands and my Non-Physical would be studying my opponent. 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• I would bring back my Grandma because if the amount of knowledge and wisdom I gained just by listening to her. 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• The Boom Boom Room 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I was taught that respect takes you a long way in life because of the way you go about things.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Winning is always a better feeling 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mom because of the man she molded me into. She really instilled the fight in me to persevere through a lot of things. 

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