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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Larry Martin, RB, Ashland University

Larry Martin, RB, Ashland University
Larry Martin the standout running back from Ashland University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Larry Martin
  • Position: RB
  • College: Ashland University
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Twitter: @Lqm_7
  • Instagram: @Larryqmartin

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

My ability to be patient and precise to make the right reads along with my explosiveness and power. That’s what sets me apart the most.

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At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I was 6 years old when my parents put me in tackle football, and I loved it ever since.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

My work ethic is my compass. Whether it’s grinding through extra reps in practice, studying film late into the night, or relentlessly pursuing improvement, I bring an unwavering dedication to excel and contribute consistently to the success of the team.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Mental Health.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The strength to overcome challenges lies within, and every obstacle is an opportunity for growth and resilience.

Who was your childhood hero?

My pops.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Ethan Enders. That guy is a gritty workhorse who brings the best out of the people around him.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Laziness

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

My exercise science professor, Jonathan Naylor. Always took the extra step to help me out in my classes.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Competing for playing time and scholarship money with such a talented group of guys. Playing running back with a bunch of different guys with different talents and strengths, was very competitive. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Ashland allowed me to continue playing the game I love while getting an honest education. It’s special to me due to all the lifelong relationships and bonds it brought me.

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

Canes Chicken.

What is your favorite snack food?

Beef jerky.

What is your degree in?

I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am a dynamic and versatile running back, combining strength, power, and football IQ while embodying a tireless work ethic on and off the field.

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

Josh Jacobs.

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

Ballon Darts.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would choose Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Bill Gates for their knowledge of overcoming adversities and being successful in their careers.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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