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2022 NFL Prospect Interview: Trenten Morrow, SS, Siena Heights

Trenten Morrow is a big physical defender in the Siena Heights defense whose versatility is one of his best attributes. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Trenten Morrow
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Position: SS
  • College: Siena Heights University
  • Twitter: trent5morrow
  • Instagram: trenten_morrow

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My overall experience at Siena Heights has been nice. It’s been great to get to know a lot of people on campus. I will be finishing up my degree in Business Management this fall. I have had an internship on campus with Impact Sports where I’ve assisted with marketing, advertising and registration, as well as lead kids in flag football.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My teammates would say that my best quality is that I lead by example. I’m not super vocal, but I’ll put in the extra effort and show others how things should be done.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I’m one of the top leaders on our team. As far as position, I’m a strong safety that is sometimes used as a nickel linebacker. I’m usually in a few special teams plays throughout the course of a game. I’m usually on kickoffs and FG blocks, and I’ve also been out on punting units.

I think the strong safety/nickel position fits my skill set the best. I’m able to play zone or man-to-man as a safety, and I’ll also come down and set the edges as a nickel. Being in the box, I’m able to redirect receivers back inside and also be very physical at the point of attack.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
One of the guys that I was able to play against was tight-end Brandon Dillon of Marian who’s currently with the Minnesota Vikings. His demeanor set him apart. He was big and had the ability to run. You could tell he was a good player.

I also played against quarterback Matt Crable of St. Francis of Indiana. He was big and also mobile. He was able to make a lot of great throws. I remember having to prepare a lot in the film room against him.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
The guys that really stick out are two of our linebackers, Nick Stalworth and Kole Murlin. They have great work ethic, coming to practice early and putting in extra time in the weight room. They do all the right things and make everyone else on the team better.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
My sophomore season, I had one of the biggest challenges I have to overcome. Game 8 of 2018, we were playing against Marian. About the 3rd drive of the game, I broke my ankle. That was tough on me both physically and mentally. It was a season-ending injury, and I missed the last 2 games. I spent 3 months in a boot and had to do a lot of rehab. I needed to get my strength and mobility back. It was also a mental thing where I needed to do all the little things right and keep telling myself that everything is going to be alright.

Being injured isn’t great, yet it also gave me the opportunity to grow into more of a leadership role in the team. I wasn’t able to practice on the field, but I was always there with the team, showing up for lifts and pushing the younger players to do their best.

As the 2019 season rolled around, I was all healed up and ready for action. I had a breakout year, collecting 5 interceptions and being named first-team all-conference for the season.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
I would probably play baseball. Growing up, I played travel ball all the way through middle school. I stopped playing in high school so that I could focus on football. I ran track in high school as well, yet that was more to stay in shape and get faster playing football.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I’m proud of being an older brother. My younger brother is 8 years old, and there’s a huge age gap there. He’s a big part of my motivation. I know he looks up to me, and I try to put on a show for him out on the field.

My biggest achievement has to be getting a scholarship to come and play at Siena Heights. Coming here really felt like home since the start, and I’ve enjoyed my time here whether it be on the football field or in the classroom.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
My most memorable moment has to be my first college interception. It was the second start of my career and I picked off the ball at the 40 yard line. I had about a 20 yard return. That was an exciting moment, and I remember feeling that it confirmed my ability to play this game.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I’m a fan of the professional teams in the Cleveland area like the Browns and the Ind…Guardians. This fanbase is like no other. They are loyal and excited about the future. I like to watch players like Kam Chancellor and Jamal Adams. They are both similar to me and my build. They are fast and not only have the ability to cover but can blow up guys at the line of scrimmage.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
Outside of football, I’m a big Country music listener and enjoy Luke Combs. Inside the locker room is a different story. Before games, I’ll listen to guys like Meek Mill, Drake, and I also enjoy listening to Rock music.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Some of my favorite foods include pizza and salmon.

Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or actor?
My favorite movie is Step Brothers. Some of the TV shows I like to watch are “Shooter” or “Outer Banks” which are on Netflix.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I enjoy lifting weights. Other than that, in my spare time, I like to spend it with my friends and family. I also enjoy being on the water and like to go fishing.

Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
Football brings me a tremendous amount of joy and happiness. I enjoy the camaraderie of being on a team, and putting in the hard work.

What motivates me is my family. I aim to make them proud. I’m also motivated to reach my goals and dreams to play pro ball.

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