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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Percy Cargo, S, Grambling State University

Percy Cargo Jr. of Grambling State is a playmaker who is not afraid of contact. Come April everyone might know the name Percy Cargo! (Photo credit: Jada Stokes)

• Name: Percy Cargo Jr

  • Height: 6’ 0

   •    Weight: 210

   •    Position: Safety

   •    College: Grambling State 

   •    Twitter: cargo___21

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

   •    I’m from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, it’s a small city where everybody know everybody. What I love most about it is how the city is coming together to help everyone be successful 

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

   •     Film study, practice, strength and conditioning; if you can’t put yourself in position you can’t use your strength nor conditioning.

What do you worry about, and why?

   •     I don’t worry about anything, God is in control, he will never lead his child wrong. 

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

   •     I cost my team a chance to win a game, I worked harder to make sure It didn’t happen again. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

   •     I show tough love, but they like it because it makes them better people and players

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

   •     Willie Quinn from Southern, many underestimate him m, but he ain’t no joke

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

   •     Barber, truck driver, trainer.

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

   •     Room, gotta have a clean environment. If the room clean that means the desk is clean! 

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, my family is the second biggest thing to me ! 

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

   •     I would  probably be lightening McQueen because he was humbled and learned a valuable lesson about being a superstar.

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

   •     I had a near death experience where I had a staff infection and intestinal blockage. I lost 60 pounds during the time. God gave me a second chance, so I gave him all I had to be all that I can be ! 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

   •     Lol, when Willie Quinn shook me 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

   •     My senior night on the game winning drive I got a scrip fumble to seal the game !

What song best describes your work ethic?

   •     Young Boy – Dedicated 

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

   •     Lateral quickness 

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

   •     My brother James, just so he could have got to see me as a man 

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

   •     21 reasons

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

   •     Tarik Cohen

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

   •     Respected, disrespect to anybody shouldn’t be tolerated.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

   •     Ray Rice, dude had a lot left in the tank and was a hell of a player. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

   •     Love to win. 

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

   •    My father, I watched him endure so much , and I watched him sacrifice a lot for his family. Perfect example of a father. 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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