NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Travion Fletcher, WR, West Alabama
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My father because he taught me everything I know. He is in Hall of Fame at Arkansas state for basketball and watching him and everything he been through is inspiring
Who was your favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Vickery my English teacher at Mceachern high school.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played baseball and basketball also growing up
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I went up against was Kenyon Drake RB from Miami Dolphins.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
Barnard McGee was the most underrated player on my team at West Alabama
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Last Breathe – Future
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Wes Welker and Cole Beasley because we are little guys at the slot position, therefore, you have to be tough and smart. Their not the fastest but they have game speed. They run crisp routes and is very efficient in what they do.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle in my life was when I didn’t have a school to attend and to play for. After leaving Arkansas state in 2013 I sat out two years and got cut from two tryouts and had nowhere to go. I called every school I could to get into somebody’s program. I moved to Texas with my uncle Lee English brother of hall of gamer Cortez Kennedy. There I worked at Burlington coat factor and trained every day until I got a call from dean college in 2015 and had a great year there and was about to attend the university of Delaware after that but I only had one year left to play D1 so I decided to attend the University of West Alabama for two years. I graduated from Dean in 2015 and just recently graduated from West Alabama. So that was a great obstacle for me that taught me a lot about life.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I talk to god and get my brother hype before every game reminding why we are here and how blessed we are to play this game.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
I scored the winning touchdown against University of West Georgia 56 yard touchdown catch.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Coolest thing I ever did for somebody was back in 2013. I was working at two men in a truck for a summer job before Burlington. This family that was sort of old needed help moving her house and asked us while we were moving her neighbors. They didn’t have the money to pay for our company so my father and I rented a U-Haul truck and moved Her and her husband to their new home no charge.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
Atlanta and Philadelphia were my favorite teams because I lived in Ga. I loved Philadelphia back when Desean Jackson and Michael Vick was playing
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
I would have dinner with Malcolm X, Tupac Shakur, and Harriet Tubman