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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyler Minor, RB, Ferris State University

Tyler Minor
Ferris State running back Tyler Minor is a problem for opposing defenses. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. (Photo Credit: Kevin T McDermott)
  • Name: Tyler Minor
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 217
  • Position: RB/ATH
  • College: Ferris State University
  • Twitter: @tminor_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Sagano is probably one of the best spots in Flint.

When breaking down your film what will stick out?
  • My vision, ball control, catching ability, and how I can hit the hole and make big plays

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

  • First I would buy my mom a house because she spent her money to get me to practice and bought me things when she didn’t really have a dollar to her name.  After that, I would invest my money so I can still provide for my family when the money from my lotto winnings runs out.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • My biggest failure in life was skipping two years of school because I didn’t meet the requirements to graduate. So I had to work a full-time job and go to school.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • That I am a team player who always has a good attitude on and off the field. Great listener and learner.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • The hardest working on the team is everyone I can’t lie. Everybody is buying into this game and giving it 110% every day they can.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Some call me 6 for 6 because I had six touches and 6 touchdowns the first half of the season. the rest just call me tminor.

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

  • Degree is criminal justice. But my goal is to be self employed.

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Probably would be scoring my first TD after sitting out two years.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • A song I would sing my heart out to is Wicked Games by The Weeknd

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

  • I would pick John David Washington.

Who is your favorite football team?  

  • Detroit Lions

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

  • Don’t let the looks fool you.

What is your biggest fear?

  • My biggest fear is God

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Kenyan Drake

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Gameday I sit and watch at least 1.5 hours of straight top offensive play when I wake up in the morning. I head to the training room to roll my body out, get my legs loose. While I’m doing that I have smooth music playing in my headphones. Hit the field get moving around get my hands warmed up and Lock-in for kickoff.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • I like to run miles with my brothers, and walk nature trails.

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

  • James Conner

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

  • I would say the biggest influence on my life would be my mom. My mom shows me every day what a single mom has to do to feed her family by any means. She works all night long and I would love to make it to the next level so I can support her and make a better life for her.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Football is my motivation to keep pushing every day to get better at what I do. Also Having a good income when I get older to support my family.

Damond Talbot

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