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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Shavares Crockett, DB, Newberry College

Shavares Crockett Newberry
Shavares Crockett a feisty defensive back from Newberry College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Shavares Crockett
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 187
  • Position: DB
  • College: Newberry College 
  • Twitter: @Vares9_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• I don’t eat out like that. But back in my High school days, everybody used to go to this wing spot called Wing Bonz that was the ultimate spot after any school event

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I will always finish all the way to the ball. I don’t play tentative I only know all out. Very physical, not scared of contact, I really love it. Also, I can run with anybody. 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

• Pay off my school debt and get my family right then Invest it & also donate to all the BlackLivesMatters Fundraisers.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Hmm I really don’t see any failures bc they all are gains and the long run but I’ll say not catching at least 4 interceptions this past year. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Probably would say me having there back on the field they can never not worry about me not doing my job on the field. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Everyone! When together we are all dogs nobody works harder than Newberry College. WAO.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Mulitple. Vares, Crock, Crockett, V9 or just mainly 9.

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What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• Sports Management. I wanna start off being a Trainer for young athletes maybe even college bc I love working out & eventually move on to being an agent or Coach. I never wanna leave the game. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

•  Senior year State Championship in 2016

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• I love music so I’ll just have give you a whole concert of songs tbh.

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Chris Tucker in all his movies

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Carolina Panthers 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• “Not to be played with”

What is your biggest fear? 

• Failing on my dreams. Failing at taking care of my family 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Cam Newton. They need to stop playing with my boy.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Eat, Stretch, Get on the Bike, Watch Deion Sanders Highlights and Ray Lewis, Get loose on the field solo, watching 9 mins of film than its go time.  

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Video Games, Working out, Hanging with family & working 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Carolina Panthers Josh Norman

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mom. No matter what the circumstances are she never stops working for her goals & will achieve them. She a real goat in my eyes.

What motivates you to work hard?

• Me. Every day is a new day to get better at something. I’m not even at my peak yet. But I also watch Ray Lewis IG motivational speeches and Cam Newton also 

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