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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tre Watson, RB, University of Texas

Tre Watson the running back from the University of Texas recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds staff Jonathan Joyce.

Player Profile:

  • Tre Watson
  • University of Texas
  • RB
  • 5’11”
  • 200lbs.
  • Corona, CA
  • Twitter: @tre1watson

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 14
  • Carries: 185
  • Rushing Yards: 786
  • YPC: 4.25
  • TD: 3
  • Receptions: 22
  • Receiving Yards: 143
  • TD: 3

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

Meek Mill – Intro Dreams and Nightmare or Drake – Mob Ties.

How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?

Energetic/Leader.

How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?

Competing and challenging one another.

When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?

Learning my opponents’ tendencies.

While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?

Shaq Thompson.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

My family.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

The ability to kick.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

The relationships and connections I have built.

Who is your personal hero?

My mom.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I can roller skate at a high level.

How do you work on yourself?

Meditation.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Barack Obama because he was our first African American president.

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?

Teleport because I could be wherever I want in the matter of seconds.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

Being able to be on vacation with my friends and family.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

My stepfather is the one who put me in sports and Reggie Bush was my inspiration.

What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?

Leadership, competitiveness, and overcame adversity my entire life.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

Tearing my knee the second game of my Senior season and grad transferring that next season.

What one skill would you like to improve on? What’s your plan for doing so?

Pass protection. My plan has been working with offensive linemen to focus on my hand placement and strike.

What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?

Alvin Kamara the ability to add that passing threat out of the backfield.

What is the best part of your hometown; Corona, CA?

The people in it.

In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization.

I have film against 4 of the 5 power 5 conferences. I’m a football player.

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