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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Taeyler Porter, RB, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

UAPB RB Taeyler Porter recently Interviewed with our owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Taeyler Porter
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 200
  • Position: RB 
  • College: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Twitter: @Taeylerporter2

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

• The hard working people that grind and hustle everyday to provide for their families . also the love that everyone shows as if we are all family.

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

•  1. Film study , 2. practice , 3. strength and conditioning . Film study will get you prepared for the game and whoever opponent you are playing against . Practice also gets you prepared and the more repetition you run a certain play the better it is for you to know what that you are doing in the game . 

What do you worry about, and why?

• Not being successful in life because I want to be able to take care of my parents . 

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

• A test , I was kind of sad because it lowered my gpa  . I made sure next time that I was well prepared and studied the subject or whatever topics that was going to be on the next few test . 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I would assume that I am a humble and team first guy . 

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

• Plenty of guys can’t really name all.

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

• I would say an actor 

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?

• one family member because family means everything to me . 

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

• Chris Tucker because he is my favorite actor and also very hilarious . 

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

• Leaving my first university as a freshman and taking the junior college route . I overcame it by staying humble and believing in myself while working very hard . 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Don’t really have one .

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My first collegiate touchdown as a freshman . 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Wit it by Gunna 

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

• Physical 

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

• My Grandma because we had a close relationship 

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

• The One 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Dernest Johnson 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected 

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

• Ricky Williams because he could’ve been the best RB in that time period .

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Love to win 

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

• Family . They always believed in me and kept me level headed . They kept me motivated. 

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