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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Trinity Benson, WR, East Central

East Central’s Trinity Benson has become the NFL Draft’s biggest draft riser in the past several weeks. NFL teams are drooling after his dominant pro day, and they should be after watching his film.

•    Name: Trinity Benson
  •    Height: 6’0 
  •    Weight: 191
  •    Position: Ath (WR) 
  •    College: East Central 
  •    Twitter: @_TheTB

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  •     Lewisville, Texas   I love how everyone loves and supports the local high school through thick and thin

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

What do you worry about, and why?
  •     I honestly don’t worry about anything at this point in my life. I work my butt off like everything depends on me but I pray like everything depends in the man upstairs.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  •     Lost the first game of my senior season which was heartbreaking. But I took it on the chin and came back the next week ready to work knowing I had another opportunity come Saturday.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  •     Leadership

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
  •     There was a corner from SWOSU he got a chance in the NFL i don’t know if he’s still there but he was pretty good. 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
  •     Most likely be a coach, spreading the knowledge I’ve gained down to the youth

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

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  •     Definitely would save my family member, simply because I’m a family person so my family and I are a very close-knit family.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  •    Iron Man most definitely simple because he can do it all and he doesn’t have to hide who he is at the end of the day which is a plus.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  •     Had to deal with not going D1 out of high school. A wise man told me that if I was good enough that NFL scouts would come find me. So after that I went to work for four years

What is your most embarrassing moment?
  •     Probably have to be when I was getting tackled at practice and my pants came down and my butt was out.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
  •     My most memorable play would have to be my first touchdown of my senior year. I took a jet sweep 75 yards to the house. That play was also the first play of the new era.

What song best describes your work ethic?
  •     Hustle Hard Remix x Ace Hood

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

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  •     My Grandmother, because she passed away when I was really young so I wish I could get to really know her instead of just hearing all the stories now when I’m around family.

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

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
  •     Deandre Hopkins 
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  •     Respected, doesn’t really bother me if people don’t like me or not

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  •     Sean Taylor, he was on his way to being the next big thing in the NFL and his life was cut short 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  •     Hate to lose

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  •    My dad for sure he instilled that work ethic in me as a little kid. Told me if I do something no matter what it is strive to be the best.

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

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