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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyrell Wickersham, WR, Millersville University

  • Name: Tyrell Wickersham
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 170
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: Millersville University
  • Twitter: IMforRELL

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

• Im from Lancaster. A small city that lives like a big one, on the east side of PA. The fact that my family has a lot of history in my hometown is what I love most about it. 

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

• They are all equally important to me and really go hand in hand. If I had to rank them, I’d say Strength & Conditioning, Film Study and then Practice. Strength & conditioning is first because that’s where it all starts. Film study and knowing my opponent is irrelevant if I’m not strong and conditioned. Film study comes next, and last is Practice. Practices are based off of what is previously watched in film study.

What do you worry about, and why?

  • I try not to worry about anything in life. I move with faith and know that everything is happening for a bigger purpose. A purpose bigger than anything I could possibly ever worry about. 

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

  • I fail daily. At the goals I have and standards I set for myself. My reaction is perseverance. I wake up every single day striving to be better than I was the day before. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • I think they’d say my optimism is my best quality. 

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

  • Ashton Dulin 

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

  • I’d be an entrepreneur. I already have a cleaning business that is legitimate and generates income.

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?

  • I’d choose my family member. It’s family over everything. 

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

  • Denzel Washington in the Equalizer movies. His righteousness and swag he moves with in those movies is the exact character I’d wanna be if I was an actor.

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

  • My biggest adversity in life so far was when I lost my grandmother. She played a big part in raising me, so losing her felt like I lost a big part of myself. I lost her two days before I had to report to preseason camp states away at The University of Mount Union. Football was my sanctuary and it was my way of dealing with and overcoming the loss of her. Prayer & Football. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

  • Completely freezing during my first speech for my first communications class in my first semester of college. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • Scoring my first touchdown my freshman year at The University of Mount Union. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

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

  • Faith 

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

  • My grandmother. To see her smile, hear her laugh and just to have her physically next to me again. 

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

  • Vibes

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Dalvin Cook

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why? 

  • Respected. Respect is earned and based off merit. People can like you and not respect you. If they respect you, how can they not like you.

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

  • Shawn Oakman. I feel for him the most because I know people personally who are caught up in similar situations and are  completely innocent just like him. 

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 mom. She had me when she was 15 and hustled every single day to get us up and out of our circumstances. She raised a man in me. As a single mother with her back against the wall since day one, she didn’t just hold us down, she excelled and improved herself and her family as she improved the entire world around us. She’s the strongest woman I know. She’s been through a lot and the love she carries along with her perseverance, resilience, work ethic and strength is second to none. My mom influenced my life in ways that aren’t able to even be put in words. 

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