- Name: Latrell Gibbs
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 170
- Position: DB
- College: Appalachian State/ University of West Georgia
- Twitter: NC_CB1
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• I am from Florida but grew up in Georgia. Went to North Cobb in Kennesaw, Ga. What I loved growing up was the competition that was prevalent around the town; made playing football fun.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
• Strength and Conditioning is number one because if you are not physically ready for a season then you will wear down easier.
I feel as if practice and film study have always gone hand in hand with me. When we practice I memorize route combinations throughout the practice so when I watch film I know by formation what is expected. While watching film I look at every little detail that has to do with that receiver(s) I will go against that game.
What do you worry about, and why?
• I worry a lot about my family, there isn’t anything wrong but those are my lifeline without them I feel empty.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
• 20 year old kid who just came off a great season; was going into his junior year with a lot of hype behind him and what he has done. I ended up flunking out of App State and having to face reality for 2 years. I felt like a failure to everyone because of the hype i was living on but at around 22 something hit me and I knew i had to change me as a person and become more self driven. From 20-22 I blamed everyone for my mistakes and that didn’t work so I started taking responsibility for my actions. Which led me to becoming more goal driven and focused.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• I’m a leader and hold everyone accountable.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
• Deshaun Watson
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
• Coaching Football
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
• My room
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• One family member , because that family member can carry on our genes.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• Denzel Washington, he gets all the good movie parts and the spotlight is on him.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or
Growing up I was entitled and overcoming that and being able to see that everything should not and will be given to me just change me into a better man.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
• My true freshman year I woke up super sick and had to play a game vs UL Lafayette and for some reason I had a cut on my butt and it was bleeding. We were wearing all white uniforms that game so the blood was noticeable and I got picked on by the other team and teams crowd.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
• I have 2 picking off Desaun Watson in 2015 and the 95 yard pick 6 I had against Valdosta State this year.
What song best describes your work ethic?
• Stronger by Kanye West
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
• My ability to read offenses helps me play “undersized”.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• My Grandfather, because I was not able to see him before he died and that still haunts me to this day.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
• The Boug Lounge
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
• Darren Waller
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• Respected. Respect goes a long way.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• Josh Gordon, only because he was at his highest when football was taken away and it seemed like he was lost when it was taken.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
• I hate to lose
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
•My grandfather was my brightest influence because the joy he brought to people would light the world up. It didn’t matter who you were or what your background was he would never judge you. He opened his heart to all and taught my whole family how to love.