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NFL Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Darrius Banks, Running Back

Darrius Banks the versatile and agile NFL Free Agent Running Back recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Darrius Banks the versatile and agile NFL Free Agent Running Back recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.

I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL, CFL, and XFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview on Darrius Banks and follow him on Social Media!

What sets you apart from other running backs?

  • Great balance and vision and know where to run. 

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • When I ran for 60 yards and it took half of the team to take me down. 

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

  • I’m looking forward to beat records and be remembered as one of the greatest that ever played this game. 

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

  • Determined, ambitious, confident agreeableness and openness.  

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

  • Its like I turn into a different person on the field my teammates feed off the fire energy that I bring.  

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

  • I started playing football in 7th grade and I really didn’t know if I would be good at it but my first game was great and friends would tell me that I’m really good at football so I took it serious.  

What should we know about Darrius Banks the person?

  • I’m a very humble guy.  

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

  • I just take things one day at a time on and off the field.  

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

  • Showing up to practice on time learning the plays, following the team rules and most importantly discipline.  

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • Very disciplined great leader and when its time to work I’m locked in.  

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

  • Barry Sanders because I would love to learn more about the game from a legend especially playing the running back position.  

What is your favorite run play and why?

  • Off tackle runs because its gets the running back on edge of the defense in the quickest way.
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