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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Long, TE, Texas Southern University

Chris Long the big TE from Texas Southern University is hoping to have a huge season in 2020. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Chris Long
  • Height:  6”4
  • Weight: 247
  • Position: TE
  • College: Texas Southern
  • Twitter: @_godson85

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

•   I’m from Nettleton , a small town in Mississippi . It’s probably a little more than 1000 people . What I love most is that everybody knows everybody , it’s like a big family . You go anywhere in town and they know who you are .

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

•  Film Study , Strength and Conditioning , then Practice . Before you practice  you have to know exactly what you are practicing for , it’s game planning & you can’t practice if you not in shape .

What do you worry about, and why?

•  My Family, it’s natural to worry about your family.  I always want them to be good, mentally and physical. I want them well off

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

•  In high school , it was a division tournament basketball game , I missed the shit that ultimately would’ve won us the game . I didn’t really react til I was alone but it stayed on my mind heavy . I had prepared myself for when the  next opportunity presented itself . I knew I would be ready . 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  That I’m the ultimate believer, strong in faith.

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

•  Ed Oliver 

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

•  I would be a detective or FBI Agent 

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?

•  My Family because that’s always first 

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

•  Optimus Prime because regardless of the pressure, odds, or when everything goes wrong he still remains to stay true to himself and his beliefs, and fights for what’s right.

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

•  When I broke my leg , it’s really not much I could have done but pray and continue to have good faith. When I was able to walk again I stayed positive and didn’t let the thought of my leg hinder me or hold me back.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•  I don’t think I have one.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•   Catching my first division one touchdown against Texas State

What song best describes your work ethic?

•  Miley Cyrus – The Climb 

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

•  To never be comfortable or get complacent 

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

•  My Grandmother , I would want to know what she would say to me now that I’ve grown up . And I would want to hear her say shes proud of me

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

•  Boogies Country Shack 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

•  Eric Ebron

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•  I would rather be respected, because I wouldn’t care who likes me just know I’m about my business.

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

•  Kendrick Norton and because he never got to get to his full potential, sadly it was cut short because of an accident.

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 mother , since an early age she has shown me what hard work , sacrifice , and dedication is . Everything I know today I’ve witnessed it from her and it has made me the man I am now .

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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