Darryl Cyprien | Universal Technical Institute | Running Back
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Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: I would have to say making a pro roster with out a college background it took me a lot of hard work because my school did not have a football team
so i had to really standout at the combines i attend to even get a shot so to be were i am now this is my biggest accomplishment.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My major was auto engineering my plans is to grow my Recording Studio Business.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My current/past teammates would say i am a great leader on and off the field always finding ways to make my self and everyone else better they would say i am a extremely hard worker i leave everything on the field.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: My most memorable play would have to be 2 years ago in the EIF Arena Championship game it was less then a min left in the 4th quarter an we needed 3 yards for a first down to seal the game and the play was a 22 dive an i almost get stopped in the back field but by be giving a second effort i picked up 5 yards to win the 2018 EIF Championship.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge i would have to say is balancing my family and my passion because it is not easy training 6 days a week 2 a days being away from you family an to have them understand why you are doing it. It is a long hard process and take a lot of will power, heart and adversity cause i have a lot of people telling me why dont i just give up but i know that i can make it at the pro level so i manage it by staying positive and keep fighting for my goal.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: If I was to compare my self to someone it would be Jerome Bettis just because our running styles are the same and our passion to be great is unbelievable I will do anything for my team and teammates to reach out goal.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A:the biggest strength I would bring is my work ethic and leadership being able to lead by example scouts should consider me because I look to become a leader an be example to my teammates and put nothing but 100 percent into everything I do my drive to be great is beyond anything they will see.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: yes I am involved in mentoring kids this passed season I held a free football camp for kids in my community I am also a part of a flag football league that gives back to the community.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I am currently training twice a day and meal prepping my goal is to be able to preform at the highest level and put up outstanding numbers.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be to get a chance with a NFL team.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: When I’m not playing football I enjoy making music at my Recording studio.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My most influential person in my life I would have to say is my little brother he was diagnosed with brain cancer and has been a real fighter he is a great football player and a even greater brother I hate to see him go threw this but him pushing threw this to get back on the field has really gave me the strength I make it for him.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: the unique thing about me is that no matter how bad things get I always find a way to make things work when people get in tough times I always find a way to get them up.