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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyrell Crosby, OT, University of Oregon

NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview:


What is your name?

Tyrell Crosby

Where did you play College Football?

University of Oregon

What position do you play?

Offensive Tackle

What is your height/weight?

6’5” 315lbs

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

Growing up I played football, basketball, and track, and field (thrower).

Who is the toughest player you competed against in College?

The most difficult player I went against in college would be Deforest Buckner. (2016 Round 1 Pick 7, San Francisco 49ers; University of Oregon DL 2012-2015

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

Yes, I start by listening to Ed Sheeran for a while to keep my calm. After that, when I begin to put my pads on, I start to listen to hip-hop.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

Before every game, I like to listen to Lil Wayne’s song “Pick The World Up”

Who is your role model & why?

My role model is my mom. For much of my life, she taught me the majority of things I know about growing up and what it means to be a man.

While in College, what was your favorite & least favorite class?

I have a tie for favorite class between the art of the athlete and my city planning class. Least favorite would be Art 101.

Outside of Football, what was your favorite experience while in College?

My favorite experience would be getting my dog, Cori. She is a pit bull terrier mix.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

I never really had anyone I would consider my favorite. The same with a team, since Utah (where I was born) and Nevada never had a pro team.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?

I would be in the movie Shooter and be Bob Lee Swagger just because he is a determined relentless bad dude.

If you could have dinner with three (3) people, dead or alive, who are they?

Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

If I could meet a historical figure it would be Nelson Mandela, because of all he achieved in his life and how he battled adversity and came up on top.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

Superman, because his alter ego is Clark Kent. His true self is a superhero. Whereas people like Bruce Wayne transform into Batman. Superman was born to be a superhero.

What is your definition of hard work?

I think hard work is straining yourself to achieve the goals you set allowing yourself to fight through fatigue and soreness to get there.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

How to handle weakness. I never expected to get hurt and miss a season and not being able to participate on the field with my brothers made me feel weak. Nevertheless, I just kept reinforcing positivity in my life and it helped me have a great senior year after overcome missing my junior season.

Which would you prefer, three (3) wishes over five (5) years or one (1) wish right now?

I would say I would want three wishes over five years than one right now. This is because I could have one of those wishes right now.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

If I could go back and tell my high school freshmen self, I would tell myself to focus on school more because as I got older the more I realized that football is finite but the education I learn is forever.


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