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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Terry Stewart, TE, Maryville College

Terry Stewart the big bodied TE from Maryville College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Terry Stewart
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 235
  • Position: TE
  • College: Maryville College
  • Twitter: terry16rgk 

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

• I am from Pleasant Grove Alabama. The thing I love most about it is that it is pretty peaceful and not a lot of distractions. 

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

• Strength and Conditioning, Film Study and Practice.  

What do you worry about, and why?

•I worry about not doing everything I can to better a situation because it will leave doubt in my mind. 

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

• I failed to help my team secure the Area Championship in high school. I shook it off and worked hard to help us get into the playoffs. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I lead by example and through my actions. I can go make that game changing play that is needed. 

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

• Joseph Ledbetter 

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

• Baseball.

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 would do my best to save them all. I can’t just choose because at the end of the day lives are at stake so I would do everything I could possibly do. 

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

• James St. Patrick AKA Ghost. He is determined in everything he does and even though not everything is always the best decision he thinks it all through and comes up with the best outcome to make sure his family and loved ones are safe. 

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

• when my Grandmother passed away, I felt lost. It took me a while to shake back. I focused my attention on football and schoolwork to keep me occupied until I overcame it.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• When I was in elementary school, I was kind of a big guy. I tried to take my jacket off and suddenly my whole shirt came off with the jacket. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Scoring my first touchdown against Huntington College. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Drake- Started From the Bottom. 

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

• Being coachable. 

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

• Grandmother so I can have the chance to say goodbye. 

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

• All Gas No Breaks

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

•  Mark Andrews 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected. I’m not on this Earth to be liked but I will be respected. 

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

• Ray Rice. It’s very unfortunate what he did and there is no way to justify what he did. I feel for him because sometimes we let our anger get the best of us, but we must find other ways to handle it. 

Do you love to win or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose!

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

• I can’t really name one person because there are so many. I would have to say my family. They have supported me through all the sports I have played, and they have helped guide me to be the man I am today. I am very thankful for each and everyone of them.

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