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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Taeyler Porter, RB, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Taeyler Porter recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Taeyler Porter
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • RB
  • 5’10”
  • 185lbs.
  • Hometown: Immokalee, FL
  • Twitter: @TaeylerPorter

2018 Accolades & Statistics:

  • 2018 All-SWAC Football First Team.
  • 2018 BOXTOROW All-America Team.
  • GP: 10
  • Rushing Attempts: 226
  • Rushing Yards: 1,220
  • YPR: 5.40
  • TDs: 9
  • Receptions: 12
  • Receiving Yards: 67
  • YPR: 5.58

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My family and hometown.

What defines success for you?

Taking care of my family for good.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

That I am a team first player and that I’m unselfish.

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Keep it real and stay solid.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Todd Gurley.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The Dallas Cowboys. I grew up watching them when I was younger. I even had an Emmitt Smith jersey at six-years-old.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Keep moving forward and work harder. Always stay positive, never give up on anything.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

I would say Devonta Freeman (Atlanta Falcons RB).

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Work out in the weight-room more.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Shannon’s Café.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“The Shake Back.”

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Playboi Carti.

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

My Grandma, because I miss her.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Being a humble person that always worked hard and never gave up when times get rough. Someone who made it through the ups and downs.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I’m the best player on the field on any team I go to.

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