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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Darrin Gentry, WR, Midland University

Darrin Gentry Midland
Midland University’s athletic receiver Darrin Gentry recently sat down with Draft Diamond’s writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Darrin Gentry
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Position: WR
  • College: Midland University
  • Twitter: @Juice_Man_2

Tell us about your university/college. Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football? 

Midland University is a great university, great people, teachers and coaches. It’s in a small town in Nebraska so you might not have heard about it. When I first got offered here, I was like where is this. Yet, once I got here, they treated me like family, and I’m glad I came here. I participated in Intramural basketball and some of my friends just started up a BSU so I’m a part of that as well.

What do your teammates say is your best quality? 

Best quality would probably be that I’m a team first guy. Anything the team needs me to do then that’s what I’m going to do. Anything to help the team succeed then I’m all for it

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

I think my role on the team will be very important in all aspects of the game. I’ll probably be that big brother on the team, making sure everyone is straight. They will probably use me at WR and in the special teams game. I would change the game in that aspect 

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

The best player I’ve played against in college was my teammate at Delta Junior College, Tre Wortham, he is a big corner, we used to really go at it in practice every time we lined up against each other so I would say him, Also My teammate Louis Otis when I was at Delta as well.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Everyone has impressed just off the way they want to work and get after it in the classroom, weight room and on the field. I love it.

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

In high school when I tore my meniscus. That was a tough situation, but it helped me get my mental right and get back to the grind and get healthy

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

Basketball for sure. These two sports are hand and hand. I always loved basketball just like football 

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

I would say just being able to come to college, making my parents proud. Without them, none of this is possible 

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

When we played Morningside and my little brother Dalton Tremayne ran back a kickoff return and I was lead blocking for him. I definitely take pride in blocking. 

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

Favorite player ever would be out of Percy Harvin and Reggie Bush. I loved them in college and just tried to play like them growing up.

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

My favorite artists right now would be Brent Faiyaz, Lil Wayne and Drake. As for my favorite song, I would say some slow jams to keep me calm and get my head right.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Comfort food would be tacos.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite actors would be Will Smith and Denzel Washington.

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

I play 2k or Warzone. My hobbies are watching tv and relaxing.

Who or what motivates you the most?

What motivates me the most is my mom, my sisters and my little brother, just family in general. I do this for them and wouldn’t change it for the world.

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