2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: TyKeem Doss, OL, University of Southern Mississippi
- Name: TyKeem Doss
- Position: OL
- College: University of Southern Mississippi
- Height: 6’5″
- Weight: 365 lbs
- Twitter: @MyTykeemD
- Instagram: @bigdoss_
What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
What made me want to be a football player is growing up watching people from around the city play a game that they love. Even in my own household, my uncle played football and had a chance to make a difference but didn’t realize it at the moment. So he installed in me the mental toughness I have and would always tell me I would be great at what I do, and that I will be the difference maker in the family. Also, watching former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Mr. Walter Jones make difference in the game of football made me want to be great. It’s a connection that shows that no matter where you come from you can make a difference whether the city is big or small.
What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?
Looking forward I’m building on my mental, physical, and emotional health to help me be a reliable source in this game. With this being applied it will help better me as a man and as an athlete.
If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
If I could hang with any football player it would be with Mr. Walter Jones. The reason I’m choosing him because he helped shaped the fashion of how an offensive lineman should be. I would ask him questions like what pushed him so hard to accomplish this dream. With a stat line of his, he’s only given up 23 sacks in 13 seasons. With that line I will try gain some of his technique that made him great.
What are your favorite moments from your football life?
My favorite moments are just being around the team where you can just be yourself and embrace one another. The best moment was playing against the University of Alabama, it was also my birthday that game. Though things didn’t work in our favor, it was a great experience for me to compete against the best and to play in front of my home crowd. It shows a lot of kids under me and adults before me that anybody can make it out.
Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?
The person that inspires me the most is my mother. Raising me and my sister basically as a single parent she’s made countless sacrifices for us. She would give me the last just so I can have it and it’s only right that I return the favor.
What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?
My favorite offensive scheme would be counter/GT. With this scheme it gives offensive linemen a chance to showcase there athleticism in space. It also helps boost an offensive lineman’s awareness.
What should we know about TyKeem Doss the person?
Things people should know about TyKeem Doss are I’m a dependable person in which what ever you may ask of me that I will do my best to reach that goal. No matter what it may be I will find a way to get it done. Next, I bring great firgun with me. Firgun is when you uplift others in there accomplishments even if your not helping them. My passion for people always want them to succeed in whatever their doing. Another things is that I’m very humble. Though I may get acknowledged for something’s, it’s the people around me that really make things happen for the best. I’m here to uplift people who needs help.
What stands out about your film the most?
The thing that stands out about me would be my athleticism and speed. Not too many people in the world can move like I can at my weight and to most it’s very impressive. As my weight continues to decline it will make me even faster and more athletic.
How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?
With challenges in life and in football I’ve had to face them like a man. Attacking these obstacles head on instead of just going with the flow helps improve mental health because you’ve finally accomplished or overcame something.
What would a team get in a player like you?
What a team will gain from a player like me is a person that will do whatever it takes to win attitude. So, no matter the position I will do anything to help the team succeed as a unit. They will also get a player that will be happy for an individual whether it’s good or bad. I will keep everybody encouraged through it all.
What do you love the most about the game of football?
The thing I love the most about football is the connection you get to make with players and the friendship through any level of competition. Most guys that you meet along the way you get to play with them or against them. Even if you didn’t do either one you might end up training with them.
Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?
Most underrated player I’ve played with is Dominic Quewon. This past season he was one of nations top sack leaders but nobody brings his name up in any conversation.