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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Travoy Martinez, DB, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Travoy Martinez sidelinesEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Travoy Martinez

Where do you play college football?

University of Saskatchewan

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

9 schools

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How did you choose your school?

There was a second chance opportunity for me to play the game that I love and better academic opportunities

Where are you from?

Dallas, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

Deion Sanders. He is fly, flashy, and flamboyant. He was knowledgeable about the game of football and I watched him play football as I was growing up.  

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

I’ve talked to about 6 scouts and they’ve all said I don’t play the size that is portrayed on my game film. They all said I play bigger than my stature. They also said that I was a big hitter, which most corners are usually not.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, basketball, and ran track when I was in high-school. I basically played any sport that I could.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I have played receiver, running back, and safety

Travoy MartinezAt your position, what separates you from others?

My intelligence of the game and I’m a very physical cornerback

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Receivers’ tendencies and habits

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest play I ever faced was D’haquille Williams from University of Auburn. He was a great competitor that was very precise at his position

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

I would compare my game play to Captain Munnerlyn. We have the same stature and same physical abilities. He’s also a flat-out playmaker.

 What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

People telling me I was too short to play football. Being in another country and never being able to see my family. Every time these things came across my mind, I just worked harder and went to the gym to better myself. I used weights as a way to ease my mind.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I normally go somewhere comfortable and quiet. I pray. I kiss my mother’s picture. I listen to a lot of Lil Boosie and Yo Gotti. I brush my hair a couple times and get in my game-mode.

What is your biggest strength?

I’m a physical specimen. I love the adrenaline rush that comes with the contact

What is your biggest weakness?

Patience and having to overcome adversity

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I have a winning personality. I bring the team up when they’re down. I have great sportsmanship and have natural leadership abilities. Bottom line, I’m a shutdown DB.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Deion Sanders was my all-time favorite player and I watched the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

President Obama. Shaquille O’Neal. Nate Robinson


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