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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyrin Summers, WR, UT-Chattanooga

Tyrin Summers the standout wide receiver from UT-Martin recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Tyrin Summers the standout wide receiver from UT-Chattanooga recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Tyrin Summers
  • Position: WR,RB,RS
  • College: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 182
  • Twitter: @TySummIX
  • Instagram: tysumm_

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

My speed and knowledge of the game makes a top prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. I able to play fast because of my knowledge of what’s going on every play, I play fast and confident every play.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I would by the age of 4 or 5 I was interested in the sport of football because of my dad. He played at Virginia Tech and I remember going to the games at a child and that’s when my interest in the game began.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am a competitor and always have been. I will come in to compete and earn my spot. Whatever my role is for the team, I will do to the best of my abilities. I am a mature person on and off the field and will not be a liability to any organization. I am honest to the game and never have cut any corners or cheated the grind.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

If I could donate to one cause in the world I would donate to breast cancer. I watched my grandmother go through twice as I was coming up and honestly it was scary. No woman should ever have to go through that.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

(1)You have to believe in yourself before anyone does.

(2)Under any circumstance in life, stay true to yourself and you will never regret anything you ever did.

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero was my dad. I wanted to be like him every aspect especially when it came to football. As I grew older that’s when I wanted to stand for what he stood for as a man.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Myself

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest peeve is when someone expects the world but doesn’t necessarily want to go through the process to get what they want.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

I can think of two moments in my life that were hard to overcome. The first one being with the process of transferring schools. I loved the University of Cincinnati and everything that it offered me to better myself as a young man and athlete. I had built great relationships on and off the field so that was a tough decision that I made when I decided to transfer after graduation. Another moment in my life that was hard to overcome was my first fall camp at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Things were finally clicking for me the first couple weeks of fall camp. I had earned a starting job at WR and I was the return guy and ultimately I found the love for football I once had. I pulled my hamstring in our last scrimmage of fall camp and ended of having to miss a few games into the season and it took me a while to find my groove and trust in my hamstring again.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga reminded me home so when I went on my official visit I knew that was the place I needed to be at that time. I didn’t plan on committing to any schools until after I was done visiting the few schools that were interested in me. My last day on my official visit I called my mom and dad and told them that I had a gut feeling this was the place I needed to be.

What is your favorite snack food?

Snickers and ice cream

What is the best part of football?

The lessons it teaches you along the way as a young man.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am the player that you want on your team, I am a hard worker, respectful, honest, and I love the game.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Truthfully speaking, I do not think there is one player in the NFL that I could compare myself too, but rather a combination of guys. I believe I share tendencies as Tavon Austin who I looked up to and what he can do sideline to sideline. He’s on the quickest guys in the game. I can also be a vertical threat like DeSean Jackson.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with grandpa who passed in 2001. I would also loved the opportunity to sit down with my favorite basketball player Lebron James and comedian Martin Lawrence.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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