- Name: Reginald Stubblefield
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 190
- Position: Defensive Back
- College: Prairie View A&M University
- Twitter: @24ReginaldS
What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?
• The best restaurant in my city of Arlington,TX will have to be Crab Station. The seafood there is great, with many different options and flavors to chose from and you also get great service.
When breaking down your film what will stick out?
• When breaking down my film from the beginning of the play, it will always stick out how vocal I am of a player and how I am always adjusting and making calls to put my teammates and myself in positions to make plays. Secondly, it will stick out that I am a player maker who always gives 110% each play and is constantly hustling and making plays to put my team in position to win ball games. You will definitely see a guy who is versatile playing both phases of defense and special teams on film.
If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?
• Definitely first, protecting the ticket and signing it. Remaining anonymous if my state rules permit it and before receiving the money, I would work with a tax professional to control my money the best way possible.
What has been your biggest failure?
• My biggest failure I have put on myself is not winning a national championship yet at Prairie View A&M. I hold myself to a high standard when it comes to winning and losing and not achieving that goal yet is considered my biggest failure to me. I still have one more season to go this upcoming fall to achieve that goal and will do my best to make it happen.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• My intelligence, from off the field in the classroom being a leader, excelling in my academics, putting the true meaning of student-athlete to life, to on the football field understanding schemes, concepts, and tendencies. My intelligence has taken me far and definitely something my teammates would consider my best quality, but not my only one.
Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?
• We have a great team with many guys who are professionals at their craft and really work hard and bring great energy. I definitely feel I try to set the bar and my teammates know I am one of the hardest working guys, but to name a few of the guys we have because it’s a tough call, I can definitely say Storey Jackson from the way he takes care of his body, Jaylen Harris who is a master at working at his technique to Jason Dumas, & Drake Cheatum, who are some younger guys who do a exceptional job in doing the right things consistently.
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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
• Yes ! Nicknames has come and gone from many of the coaches I have played under. One of the most funny and notable nickname I had and will always remember was my little league coach who called me “head” and it wasn’t because I had the biggest helmet on the field, but because I was intelligent even at a young age and wasn’t scared to tackle, making big hits every game. It’s funny but it’s still true till this day, the name did fit in well.
What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?
• This past spring I received my bachelors in science majoring in kinesiology. If I do not make it as a football player, I plan on using my degree to help student athletes reach their dreams by becoming a head coach on the college level with also aspirations on becoming a future NFL head coach. This has always been a dream job for me since I was a child. Giving back and helping athletes just how I was helped, it changed my life with football and I definitely want to do the same and will do it for the generations under me.
What is your coolest life moment?
• My coolest life moment is definitely the progression everyday on becoming a better person, man and athlete. Just to see how far I have come and to also know where I am going is cool and very exciting to me.
What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
• Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come. With everything going on in the world and the shift in understanding the importance of believing in change and loving one another no matter where you come from or how you look is important, and this song speaks volume. Showing a change is coming and will come.
If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?
• Samuel L. Jackson in Coach Carter. The role he played in changing young men lives and getting them to understand it is more to this world than just being an athlete and actually putting the student first was a phenomenal role and act he displayed in the movie and is something I feel I can play, because I know it’ll be from the heart and not an act.
Who is your favorite football team?
• I love the game of football and don’t heavily have a favorite team because I enjoy watching these professionals play at the highest level, but if I had to go with one it would be the Philadelphia Eagles, I love how their defensive backs compete while also really focusing on Malcolm Jenkins while he was there I loved the way he attacked the game with intensity and his knowledge in playing and getting his teammates ready each game and every play.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
• Warning, Exceptional Multi-Talented Educated Student-Athlete. That would be it, it fits me. The perfect label for myself.
What is your biggest fear?
• My biggest fear is failure, I hate to let myself, my family, loved ones and the people looking up to me down. That’s why I prepare myself to succeed and focus on that instead of failure, to make success happen and come my way.
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
• Most underrated in my opinion will have to be Malcolm Jenkins who plays my position so I watch him very closely. The work he does for the NFL outside of the football field is unmatched and phenomenal. What he does on the field on game day that the average fan might not see, from getting his guys lined up, to making plays that are huge but might not seem so big or get the credit it deserves is something that is so underrated. He takes pride in not missing a down or snap just like me and I feel like for what he still does on the level he plays at for a guy who has been in the league 10 plus years now is very underrated and exceptional.
Take us through game day, How do you prepare?
• My game day ritual includes waking up and praying the day of the game. Stretching preparing my body to get ready for the contest ahead and getting an hour of extra film on my opponent’s, by myself focusing on getting the job done which is winning. Nothing to major but simple and small to complete the task ahead.
Do you have any hobbies?
• I really enjoy reading and learning different things every day. From picking the minds of my coaches and understanding more about being a better man or athlete in life, to watching football film from the college level to NFL level of different teams getting better. I enjoy in my free time just relaxing and play Madden competing against my friends for fun at times but my favorite hobby most importantly has been recently becoming a skill trainer in football for kids in my community helping them get better and reach their goals of playing football on the next level.
If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?
• Tyrann Mathieu, I say this because the things he dealt with in life, he could’ve just gave up and let his football career go, but instead he kept fighting and pushing and never gave up. From his playing style in being so versatile in playing high safety, in the box for run support, out at the nickel position or even playing corner is something I do and pride myself on in being versatile and at a high level like he does is reasons why I would compare myself to him.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• So many people have influenced my life, from friends, coaches, family, and role models that might not even know me, but without a doubt it will be my Mother. Growing up watching how hard she works and the love she gives to everyone with also being so caring is something different, and I love her so much. She has influenced me to never give up on your dreams and always try to do everyone in life right and do the correct things in life, not just for football but for anything I want to do. It’s just the principle that she has instilled in me. She recently has opened her own hair salon shop which is a great business and also went back to college and got her degree, she has raised 8 kids and more and never complains and always somehow makes it happen. It’s so much left unsaid but that’s why. My mother without a doubt is has been the biggest influence in my life.
What motivates you to work hard?
• Lastly, what motivates me to work hard is not being another statistic and a stereotype of a basic student athlete. I don’t want to be known as the guy who just played football and that’s it without nothing to show for. I work hard to give the younger kids looking up to me hope and motivation showing them they can do it and that you can achieve your dreams, it’s possible. I don’t want to fail them or anyone including myself. I have goals in my life that I want to succeed and accomplish so I also work hard knowing in my mind that my goals have to be completed.
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