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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trey Baldwin, LB, Louisiana Tech University

Trey Baldwin the hard hitting and versatile linebacker from Louisiana Tech University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Trey Baldwin
  • Position: LB
  • College: Louisiana Tech University
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 235 lbs
  • Twitter: @TreyBFam
  • Instagram: @mute13

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

Growing up down south in Orange, Texas, there are very few opportunities. Not many make it out, and the majority of the ones that made it did so by playing football. In my younger days watching Earl Thomas and hearing stories about Eric Anderson and other hometown heroes made me gain interest in the game. Also knowing that it could provide a full scholarship to college motivated me to be the best version of me at the sport.

What sets you apart from other linebackers?

My level of instincts and awareness, my skillset, and athleticism is far beyond average, with my advanced ball skills, my playmaking ability, leading mentality, and understanding of the game and schemes.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Having the ability to pay attention to detail, being disciplined and executing your responsibilities, having situational awareness understanding what’s going on, having consistency at a high rate, having the mental strength and controlling adversity in situations, and ability to give relentless effort at all times.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Being able to coach and mentor the youth at summer camps. Having the chance to grant them advice and guidance that wasn’t provided to me in my younger days is very priceless. Having the opportunity to be a role model or idol for others is special to me because it drives me to work harder and strive for perfection. Being able to have a positive impact on others and lead my teammates in adverse situations as a captain my last two college seasons was something I also enjoyed.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

Since I was younger, I’ve always used adversity as motivation and fuel to the fire. I tend to let those things drive me as I strive for success.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

As a team captain, I’ve always focused on bringing positive energy to the field. The bond of your team can only strengthen when everyone has a positive and uplifting mindset. Also throughout the season, the refs began to notice this, which helped prevent multiple penalties from being called when my teammate’s emotions get the best of them. The refs from time to time would come to me and allow me to mediate the problem before it escalates or affects the team.

What do you love about the game of football?

I love the physical and competitive nature the game brings, the fans and supporters that pack the stadium when it’s time to compete, the relationships with others the game creates, how it helps you through adversity, the way it’s helped mold me into the man I’m becoming.
I love how it’s helped me prioritize.

What should we know Trey Baldwin the person?

Trey Baldwin is hard-working, fast at learning, family-oriented, trustworthy, dedicated, and VERY EXCITED AND MOTIVATED ABOUT THIS NEXT CHAPTER IF LIFE.

What is your typical training routine?

Unfortunately, my last college season ended after the 12 guaranteed games. Meanwhile, other teams are still playing for conference titles and waiting for bowl games. Although the season came to an early ending, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to get a head start and begin training with Danny Arnold and his amazing staff over at Plex in Houston Texas. Danny and his team have put together a great body of work training numerous NFL vets and colleges athletes. Plex is known for training and pushing athletes to reach their full potential and helping them gain a winning edge with its advanced training.

My routine temporarily consists of:

Two 2 hour training sessions Monday through Friday (speed, agility, and strength).
Weekly yoga session.

2 weekly visits to the chiropractor/masseuse.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get a player that is hungry for success, hard-working, fast at learning, positive mind, trustworthy, dedicated, team player and eager to win.

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

I would hang with Deion Jones because he is my favorite linebacker. I’d love to be able to hang with him and soak up the game and knowledge about the next level and what it takes in order to produce and do so with longevity.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Leading a defense, making an impact immediately, building a legacy becoming one of the greatest linebackers to play the game at the professional level.

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