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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyreik McAllister, RB/WR, University of Charleston (WV)

Tyreik McAllister
Tyreik McAllister the speedy athlete from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Tyreik McAllister 
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: RB/WR
  • College: University of Charleston (WV)
  • Twitter: @TyreikTM3

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best restaurant in my hometown is King’s Pizza

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I think what sticks out from my film is my speed and my vision.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• If I won the lotto the first thing I would do is buy my mom a house

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure is not being able a championship at the high school or college level yet.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates say my best quality is my speed and my ability to make plays when there is nothing there.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• The hardest working teammate on my team is our Defensive lineman Kenny Randall. It amazes me how he brings it day in and day out at his size.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• I have many nicknames but what everyone mostly calls me is Reik.

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• I’m working on my degree in Accounting. If not football, then my dream job would be to own my own shoe business and manage my own finances.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest life moment would be when I first rode a plane and got to see California for the first time.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• At karaoke night I would probably sing something from Drake.

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If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• The actor I would pick to play me would be Michael B Jordan.

Who is your favorite football team? 

• My favorite football team is The LA Chargers.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• My warning label would be “Be cautious, very fast”.

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is not being able to put my family in a better position than we are now.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• The most underrated football player is Darius Leonard.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• On game day I like to just relax my mind and listen to my music while I visualize what I need to do and where I need to be in the game.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• My only real hobby is playing video games.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• If I could compare myself to one person in the NFL it would be Alvin Kamara because he is a fast guy and he is a big threat in the passing game. I feel like these are similar characteristics to me.

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

• The biggest influence on my life has been my mom. She has taught me so many things in life that I have taken and installed in myself. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• What motivates me to work hard is just the thought of being average. I feel I can be so much more and I want to find out far I can get.

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