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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Fidel Romo Martinez, K/P, Delaware State University

Fidel Romo Martinez (9) K/P from Delaware State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Dmaond Talbot.
  • Name: Fidel Romo Martinez           
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 195
  • Position: Kicker, Punter, Holder
  • College: Delaware State University
  • Twitter: @romo11fidel

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

•  Banning is my hometown and what I love most about it is that the memories of my whole childhood live there.

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

•  Repetition, Strength, Conditioning, Film Study

What do you worry about, and why?

•  My current worries are graduate school and my career in the medical field. I devoted many hours and minutes to my studies, and I would love to achieve my aspirations in becoming a nurse practitioner.

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

•  I failed as a leader before because I tried to correct without applying those corrections to my own self. Now I lead by serving others and setting an example by doing everything correctly.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  The ability to execute anything I set my mind to.

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

• My mind created a perfect version of Fidel and I challenge him every single day to become just like him.

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

• Nurse Practitioner

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

• Desk, Room, Car

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

•  Depends who is at closest proximity.

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

•  Captain America because he serves others like I would love to.

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

•  Moving across the country to play football. What helped me overcome it was changing my mentality and knowing that this is the path and sacrifice I must do to pay for college.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

•  Missing a team meeting 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  Punting a 65-yard punt against Florida State.

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

•  I’m harder on myself than anyone else can ever be. I strive to be perfect at everything I do.

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

•  The dead must stay dead.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

•  Respected is what I strive for because people tend to learn more from a person they respect.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

•  I love to learn

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

• My parents sacrificed everything for my siblings and I and for that I am greatly grateful and wonderfully influenced.

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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