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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sean Tyler, RB, University of Minnesota

Sean Tyler, RB, University of Minnesota
Sean Tyler the speedy running back from the University of Minnesota recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Sean Tyler
  • Position: RB
  • College: University of Minnesota
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @seantyler04
  • Instagram: @sean.tyler9

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Growing up I was a multi-sport athlete and football was the sport that I had the most fun and success down the road. I always wanted to play in the NFL since I was kid. I never gave up on that dream, once I got to high school the dream became more of a reality.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

I have alot of notable moments in my football career. Receiving my first offer from Eastern Michigan will be a day in will always remember. I enjoyed the Quick Lane bowl in 2021 up in Detroit. The best part about it was being able to share those moments with my teammates through my years of play.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Going forward I’m working for an opportunity for a spot on an NFL roster. Keep working hard everyday and take advantage of the opportunities to come. Also continue to grow as football player and a man.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

If I could hang out with any football player it would probably be Marshawn Lynch. He was a great RB during his career and he seems like fun person to be around.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

Both of parents have been very inspiring to me through my life. They were both great role models as they show me how to fight through adversity, work hard, be kind and polite and also remain humble with life. They have always been there for me and I would not be here without their guidance.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

I like pro style offenses that are well balanced with the run and pass game. It’s a good way to get your star players the ball at all positions.

What should we know about Sean Tyler the person?

What people should know about me is that I’m a hard working guy and I enjoy the little things in life. I enjoy being around the right people. I have good sense of humor. I’m also a humble guy, I don’t brag or like to be in the spotlight if I don’t have to.

What stands out about your film the most?

What’s stands out about my film the most is my speed. My speed has always been my advantage on the field. That speed allows be to generate more force when I’m going through traffic which help with my yards after contact. The speed also helps in the return game.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

When I’m going through tough times I try to have perspective about my situation and life. I reflect on my blessings and try to see the lessons in my challenges because ultimately I will grow through the process and become a better person on the other side.

What would a team get in a player like you?

They would get a player who is selfless and humble. I truly enjoy the game of football and what it teaches me about life. They would be getting a hard working individual who is willing to do the work to succeed.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

What I love the most about the game of football is the relation to life and I also enjoy having like minded individuals around me along with the family aspect of being apart of a team.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

The most underrated player I’ve played with is WR Corey Crooms. I played with Corey my whole college career he never had the opportunity to have the WR1 spot. He is natural at what he does and a true technician at the position. He’s one of the best receivers I’ve seen up close. He is a big player maker and a team would be lucky to have him!


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