Darryl Tolson | Dabney S. Lancaster Community College | LB
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Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like?
A: I didn’t truly have a college career because the college didn’t have a team.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment would be when my teammates and I led the high school to become district champs.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Covington High School?
A: I learned that through hard work and dedication that you can succeed.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My major was Business Admin and my plan if football doesn’t workout is to obtain a management job in a casino, preferably in the slot department.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My past teammates would say that I helped them become tougher on the field.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: The most memorable play that I’ve had was when I had tipped the opposing team’s quarterbacks pass which led to one of my teammates having a pick 6.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge has been to overthink about the negatives that could happen in a situation. The way that I manage it is to meditate and to think of ways to prepare so that those negative’s fade away.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: If I could compare myself to a pro athlete it would be Ray Lewis because he and I both were good run stoppers and could also get to the right place at the right time.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength that I would bring to a professional team is accountability and team work. I feel like some players worry to much about their own accolades, not realizing that some of those accomplishments can not be obtained if there is no teamwork. A pro scout should consider me because not only do I work hard but I also inspire others to work hard as well.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am not currently involved in any charity but I was able to coach a middle school basketball team last year.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I am preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine by focusing on not only physical performance but also on my mental performance as well. My goals are to first and for most exceed expectations that I have placed on myself and then to dismantle any negative expectations that others have placed on me.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would to be not only considered as an NFL prospect but to also be apart of an NFL team.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy playing video games and also learning how to cook different foods.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: The most influential person in my life has been my mother. She has shown me that you can always turn nothing into something if you have the right mindset.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: Something unique about me that I think people would find interesting is that I have this odd ability to be able to remember certain athletes listed heights and weights.