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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeMarco Corbin, RB, Tennessee State University

DeMarco Corbin the hard runner from Tennessee State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds Jonathan Joyce!

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • DeMarco Corbin
  • Tennessee State University
  • RB
  • 6’1”
  • 225lbs.
  • Hometown: Euless, TX
  • Twitter: @DeMarco022
via @tsu_football (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation has always been to be the best role model for my little brother and to put a smile on my Mother’s face. I know they both are extremely happy for me and the things I have accomplished, but they constantly remind me that the job isn’t ever done and to always continue to compete and better myself day in and day out to become the best.

What defines success for you?

Success to me is being able to provide a positive impact on any life that I encounter. To do this I always want to be known as a person that goes above and beyond to accomplish any goals set for myself or my team.

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

I believe my teammates would say I work hard in every aspect of life on and off the field and they are always able to come to me for anything they need.

via @TSU_Tigers (Twitter)

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

To always appreciate the things that I have and not compare myself to others. Find the positive in every situation no matter the outcome. Control what I can control, never get mad about something I have no control over.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

It’s hard to decide between Davontae Harris and B.J. Bello, both being my teammates from my 2016 season at Illinois State. These are two guys I competed with every day worked extremely hard which made me have no choice but to work harder to keep up with them day in and day out.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Tom Brady.

via @tsu_football (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

My current choice in madden is now Oakland Raiders because my best friend Maxx Crosby was just drafted by them. On top of the other talents, they have surrounding Derek Carr on the offensive side of the ball.

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

The day I realized life is built on failures, I promised myself during any negative situation to always find some sort of positive aspect with that situation.

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

I grew up watching Brandon Jacobs run the ball. His size and physicality has always impressed me and helped me to strive to better my running game. Jacobs also had a tough collegiate career from going to JUCO to Southern Illinois which is a smaller D-1 program. This is something I can relate to because I lived the JUCO life and now trying to make it out of a smaller D-1 program.

via @DeMarco022 (Twitter)

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

That life is what you make it. The best time to grind and set your life up for happiness and success is at a young age. Grind now so later in life you can enjoy all the things you’ve worked extremely hard for.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Waffle House.

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


via @Redbird_Pro (Twitter)

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

Kenny Chesney, The Boys of Fall.

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

Floyd Mayweather, I say him not only because he is one of the greatest boxers to ever do it, but because he knows how to create his own positive brand and image. He works above and beyond in everything he does and his resilience in the ring is unreal which is why he has had the career he has earned. He knows how to create a positive impact on anyone’s life that comes around him and through everything he is always smiling and has a positive presence.

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

I would like to be remembered as a person that brought care and peace into one’s life. I believe my presence brings comfort and reassurance to others life. No matter where life takes me I want to always be known as someone a person can go to for advice and/or some sort of mentor.

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

I will never be a liability, but will always be an extension of the coaches.

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