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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyneil Cooper, DB, Dixie State University

What is your name? 

Tyneil Cooper

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9 178

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Dixie State University

Where are you from? 

Providence Rhode Island

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother because she raised 6 kids and was a single mother since she was a teenager and managed to do it all still to this day

Who was your favorite teacher?

Jenn Hudson

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Baseball, Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Austin Ekler

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

D’vonte Mckneely

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life? 

Dreams and Nightmares -Meek Mill

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

Nickell Robey-Coleman

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

Moving across the country from Rhode Island to San Diego California where I was on my own and away from my family I had to live with 8 other teammates in a 2 bed room apartment with barely no food just to try and get a scholarship somewhere so my mother wouldn’t have to pay for school anymore

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

stretch, jog a lap around the field, DB drills

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

When we beat Colorado Mesa @ there home place they were ranked 23rd nationally

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Helping the youth back in my community on their game and giving guidance and wisdom

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 


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

My grandfather which I’ve never met because he passed away when my dad was a child heard great things about him, Tupac, Primetime 

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