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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brett Sylve, RB, Kentucky State University

Brett Slyve
Kentucky State University running back Brett Sylve is a very solid running back that recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Brett Sylve
  • Position: RB
  • College: Kentucky State University
  • Height: 5′ 8″
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Twitter: @TigerBby23

1.If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

I’ve always found Europe to be quite interesting, from Paris, to Rome, all the way to Venice. I would have to say Venice because I personally enjoy being around water, that’s very peaceful.

2.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

I like speaking things into existence, so when I make it to the NFL that would be the biggest accomplishment yet. This has always been a dream since a kid, so I feel I owe it to myself to give it my best shot. I feel like I have come way to far to give up now. I also plan on using my platform in a positive manner, helping other kids in my position just looking for a chance.

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

My mindset is to be the best on the field every snap. I expect to score every time I touch the ball. Dominating the person in front of you. If you do your 1/11 each play, by the end of the game you will see more times than not the score will be in your favor.

4.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

My life is already a movie if you ask me. I think I would have to call it The Usual. I would call it that because me and my friends have all kind of adventures, from hiking to random spontaneous trips. The only thing we need is a camera.

5.What is your favorite workout?

Bench Press

6.How has your experience as a Kentucky State Thorobreds player been?

Ever since I stepped foot on campus, it has been nothing but support and love. Kentucky state has helped me grow into the person I am today. They have also given me a platform as an athlete and gave me the room to develop. Coming out of high school all I could ask for was an opportunity, so I took it and ran with it. We have surely had our ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade my experience here for anything.

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7.What do you do for fun?

In my spare time, I like to write poetry. This is something that I found a passion for at a young age. I also like to get out and go hiking. 

8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I started playing football when I was 5. The first time I watched a game, I told my dad I wanted to play. Who truly inspired me as a running back was Reggie Bush. I used to watch the way he ran the ball and flipped in the endzone; it was plenty of times I tried to imitate him. 

9.What is your favorite dinner?

My favorite dinner would have to be Gumbo.

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

They are going to get a hard worker who is very coachable and wants to learn. I am also a leader; I strongly feel like you are only as good as your weakest link. I feel it is on the players to help each other develop, because we are going through the grind together on a day to day basis. If you allow your teammates to cheat reps, at the end of the day you are only cheating yourself.

11.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

 Honestly some of my favorite moments would be from little league. I remember we were in the semifinals; tie game in the fourth quarter with about 4 minutes to go in the game. The other team did a sweep down the right sideline, and I was at DE on the other side of the field. The back was running by himself and I was chasing him down, he decided to start celebrating early and didn’t see me behind him. I punched the ball out inside the 5 and we recovered it for a touchback and went on to score to win the game.  My favorite moment from college would have to be playing at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Circle City Classic. 

12.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

That’s a tough one, but I would have to go with Ladanian Tomlinson. I would choose him because he is my favorite running back and I would say I’ve tried to tailor my game the most around his. I can learn a lot from him.

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