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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: TraShaun Ward, WR, Carson Newman University

TraShaun Ward is speedster from Miami. He reminds me of a young John Brown
TraShaun Ward is speedster from Miami. He reminds me of a young John Brown

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?
Trashaun Ward

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’7 165

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Carson Newman University 

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

Coach a Pop Warner national runner up team 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from? 

Miami, Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

Ken Sparks; with all of his circumstances he continues to be strong in his faith; and trust in the Lord

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

Heart, Passion, and Will, Faith 

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

Where are the safeties to know the coverage first 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Duke Johnson; Ereck Flowers 

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

Tavon Austin; Antonio Brown, John Brown; Dexter McCluster, Steve Smith all “undersized” tough WR’s that play various different positions on the field and are also as deadly with the ball from the backfield and special teams.. Heart over height 

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

Recruiting and My Grandfathers pasting… God blessed me with my only offer to Carson Newman a Christian college where I was able to strength in my faith

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes I listen to Lil Wayne music!! 

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Yes first off just me already in the worlds eyes small and undersized; and being at a small school it’s less opportunity for exposure; but I know if I had the chance at one of those big schools the world would know my name 

What is your biggest strength? 

Speed; Football IQ; Football experience 

Trashaun1What is your biggest weakness? 


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

If you take an opportunity on me just know that I understand that I am an investment; and it’s all business with me.. Whatever you need me to do where ever you need me to help this team I will be there because for me it’s just about having the opportunity to take care of my family and also just another second of playing this game I’m so in love with.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Barry Sanders; Tavon Austin; Miami Dolphins 

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

Mike Tomlin, My Dad, Tavon Austin 

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?


Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Neither
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

Damond Talbot

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