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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tavonn Salter, WR, Middle Tennessee State University

Tavonn Salter recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds

•       Name: Tavonn Salter 

        •       Height: 6’2

        •       Weight: 200

        •       Position: Wide Receiver 

        •       College: Middle Tennessee State University 

        •       Twitter: cantguard86 

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

        • Atlanta Ga, it’s a great city to live in i was born and raised here. 

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

•Film study: Helps with seeing what you need to improve on and find some missing pieces and how too best your opponent at his weakness. 

•Strength and conditioning: Maintain body weight and also keep you in shape to be able to get through practice. Give you a huge percentage of not getting injured. 

•Practice: Something that you should improve at everyday 

What do you worry about, and why?

        •   I wouldn’t say I worry, i just like to set a goal and reach it I trust God and his plan.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

        •  I wouldn’t say failed, I believe that all things are possible and I overcome all obstacles. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

        • Speed, Quickness 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

        •  Charvarious Ward 

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

        •  Hopefully I’ll be somewhere getting my master degree or giving back to the youth.     

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 try too save them all, but mainly my mother she the lady that gave me birth to be here, she one strong lady. 

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

        •  Denzel Washington, he is a spokesperson and he does his own stunts so I admire that a lot. 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

        •  Biggest adversity in life is when I didn’t have any offers out of high school and trying to figure out where will I go next. Missing two seasons and playing 1 years of football in junior college and living with 7 to 8 people in a 2 bedroom apartment with barley any food. It made me the man and player I am today.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

        •  Getting my haircut off bald head and walking into high school cafeteria with all my friends and they joking.  

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

        • My First touchdown vs UTEP at home, on a delay post route. That was my parents first game they came too and it was special for them to see me score because they never once been to any of my games because of the distance I was at in JUCO and I never once played in high school so that was special. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

        •   FUTURE Never Stop 

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

        •  Physical, but mainly mental       

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

        •  My grandfather, he was a wise man that knew about everything.       

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

        • Deja Vu

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

        •  I feel that everybody have a role to play in the league so I’m not sure. 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

        • I would rather be respected never once cared who liked me. Respect take you a long way

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

        • I’m a winner, I hate losing but I know everyone took a L before. That what make you come back better and stronger.        

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

        •  My Mother, Daddy and brothers they are  my drive without them I will feel empty inside. Growing up was hard for us but my parents always found a way for us. Even though we didn’t have a lot we was happy with that, I’m the middle child of 3 boys. 

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 [email protected]

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