- Name: Zimari Manning
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 210
- Position: WR
- College: Tarleton State
- Twitter: Iam_zm3
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
Born & raised on the Eastside Long Beach California
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
Practice, film study, strength & conditioning
What do you worry about, and why?
I mostly worry about not making it to the next level and not being able to provide for my family.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
My whole high school career I feel I failed, had to overcome by not giving up and just keep fighting.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My hands and probably how humble I am
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
PR, Prince Robinson, MR. 2×
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
I would probably play in the NBA
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
I would clean my Room, car, then desk
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
I am a huge family man so I would probably choose my family. That’s if I can’t save them all
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
Martin is my favorite TV show so I would have to go with Martin it Cole
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
No doubt my brother being locked up. Just have to keep praying and leave it all up to God keep striving and know that he’s coming home.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
I try to stay out of the way so I won’t really remember
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
It would definitely my play against Delta State making it on to sports nation
What song best describes your work ethic?
Neighborhood Nip grinding all my life
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
My cousin Corey El just to hear his voice and tell him I love him
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
Z’s boom boom room
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
Respected without a doubt. not every body is going to like you but who cares respect is earned not giving
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
Michael Vick, because everybody knows he’s a great person he just had a slip up
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
Hate to lose no question
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
Probably my brother G. no matter how much we bump heads, he’s always been there ready to give advice and always making an effort to talk with me and hit me up constantly. He went to most of my JUCO games and was in the stands, and walking end zone to end zone going crazy.