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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Reginald Gantt, DB, Stetson University

Reginald Gantt the feisty DB from Stetson University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Reginald Gantt        
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 205
  • Position: DB/SS
  • College: Stetson University
  • Twitter: @iRun_too much

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

“I’m from a small place called Macon, Georgia. It’s about an hour away from Atlanta. What I love most about it is you’ll never meet a stranger and everybody knows your name.”

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

“Practice, Film Study, Strength and Conditioning. You have to practice the craft in order to master it. The mental aspect of the game is important as well as the physicality. Having football IQ is a vital part of the game.”

What do you worry about, and why?

“Nothing. It’s all in God’s Hands.”

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

During my Sophomore, I had injured my hamstring in a game. I felt like I had let my teammates and family down. I felt like a complete failure. But I worked/trained harder and I took more better care of my body.” 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

“I’m tenacious and I have great football IQ.”

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

“The best player I played against was a TE named Ross Dwelley (San Diego) during my Sophomore year.”

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

“My major is in Mass Communications and Media Studies, therefore if I couldn’t play football I’d like to be a Sports Analyst or Sports Reporter for ESPN.”

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

“I would clean my room first.”

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

“I’d save my family member first because I love them, however I’d go back to save the strangers if I could. Blame it on my altruistic behavior.” Lol

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

“I would be Tarzan. Although, he was ruler of the jungle he was loved and respected by all the animals.”

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

“During my Senior year in high school, I had to understand that it wasn’t “all about me” no matter how talented I was as a RB. Therefore, I had to eat some “humble pie” and it hurt real bad. I overcame it by praying  and crying. That experience alone made me a better person, player, and teammate.”

What is your most embarrassing moment?

“It was my freshmen year in high school and I fumbled the ball during opening kick-off in the second half of the game. I was totally embarrassed!” Lol

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

“Last year, when my interception sealed the victory over Davidson and I had 13 career high tackles.”

What song best describes your work ethic?

“Everyday I’m Hustling” by Rick Ross

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

“I feel you should have good work ethics to succeed at the next level.”

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

My best friend, teammate, and roommate Nickolas Blakely. He died in front of me on August 31, 2017 during football practice. He was my “dawg” and I miss him alot. And if I could bring him back for a day not just for myself but to see his mom smile again I would.”

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

“Truth.”

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

“Casey Hayward, CB”

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

“That’s a difficult question. On one hand, I’d like to be liked to maintain harmonious relationships. I want to have a good rapport with my teammates which leads to teamwork. On the other hand, I’d like to be respected as a player and as an individual for what I can offer my team.”

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

“I feel for Josh Gordon the most. He was such an explosive player on the field and it’s just sad how his career ended related to substance abuse.”

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

“I hate to lose.”

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

“Jesus has been the BIGGEST influence on my life. If it hadn’t been for Him none of this would be possible. Therefore, what He has for me is for me.”

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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