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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tymere Berry, DB, Monmouth University

Tymere Berry the physical DB from Monmouth University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Tymere Berry
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • College: Monmouth University
  • Twitter: @tybeezy__1

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

Monmouth University is a private school in West Long Branch, NJ on the Jersey Shore. I think it’s a great place to go to school depending on what you make of it. In my time here so far, I’ve met great people from my coaches who recruited me down to the staff members in the Student Center and dining halls where I’ve made relationships over the years. I am majoring in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. There’s a great atmosphere on campus, with a lot going on most of the time. I would say Monmouth is a tight nit, family environment.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My ability to lead by example. There are many different qualities that make up a true leader. I think leading with action is important.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

My role on a team is doing anything I can to help a team win with an impact. I personally believe one of my best attributes is being as versatile as possible. I can make plays as a true corner, and I also take pride in being able to run down on punts, or kickoffs along with jamming a guy on punt returns or anything in that nature.

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

I played against a lot of great players over the years. Antonio Gandy-Golden from Liberty University might be one of the best receivers I’ve ever had to check.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

So many of them impress me but I would have to say Petey Guerriero impresses me the most. Watching his whole transition from just a “track guy” to putting on weight over the years and becoming the best running back in the country is impressive. Everything he does in games, he does about 3-4 times in practice.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

Being the first person in my family to go to college was a struggle in itself, let alone a full-time student athlete. I didn’t know what to expect from the time I started to get recruited in high school up until I made a home here at Monmouth University after some time.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Basketball. I was 1000 point scorer at Toms River South High School along with holding the all time scoring records in both all time and single season. I had D1 interest for basketball but decided I would choose football late in my senior year.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

There’s many different accolades and achievements I’ve received since I began playing sports over 14 years ago but the one thing I am most proud about thus far is being selected a 2-time Team Captain for the Monmouth University football team in 2018 as Junior and this past season in 2019 as a Senior. My teammates voting me as one of the people to lead the team is my biggest achievement yet.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career?

My most memorable play in my collegiate career was this past season against our Big South rival, Kennesaw State. It was an interception I returned for a touchdown closing the first half during their 2 minute offense. We were both undefeated in conference play at 7-2 each overall. The pick 6 was the momentum we needed going into the second half to close out the game and beat Kennesaw for the first time in history leading to our most historic season yet.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite athlete is LeBron James. A young athlete in today’s generation can only hope to get to his level with the amount of accomplishments he has and carry themselves the way he does with class. My football team is the Eagles and my favorite corner is Jalen Ramsey. I try to model my game after his, playing aggressive and letting the receiver know I’m going to be there all game.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

Meek Mill. All of Meek’s music is everything I need before I go to war with my brothers.

What is your favorite comfort food?

My favorite comfort foods are fried chicken wings with baked mac & cheese with yams to top it off.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Denzel Washington. Most movies starring Denzel are my favorites. Remember The Titans being the first one that comes to mind. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends, workout, and play my xbox when I get the chance

Who or what motivates you the most? 

My family is what motivates me the most. Growing up in a single parent home with just my Mom, my sister and brother, that’s all the motivation I need. My mom has sacrificed so much for me to get to the point I am at today, and I owe her the world. Being the oldest of 3 is just more motivation to lead by example.

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