Tyrell Goodwin | South Carolina State University | DL
Twitter: @TyrellGoodwin | Instagram: @thatboyrell97
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose South Carolina State University (list your school)?
A: Coming out of high school I only had two D-I offers. That was from South Carolina State University and Charleston Southern. I chose South Carolina State because I felt like it was the best fit for me.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: In my sports career my I feel my biggest accomplishment would be named an All American and getting a ring in my final season of my college career.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at South Carolina State University (list your school)?
A: My coaches always preached to me about having that dog inside of you. With that being said I learned that I have to come to work everyday hungry and ready to eat like it’s my last supper.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: If my plans on playing at the next level doesn’t workout then I will have my degree in Physical Education and I plan to do something in that field.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates would say I’m very humble and works very hard and that I’m a quiet person that leads by example.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: My most memorable plays would be in the Morgan state game when I had 3 sacks and 4 tackles-for-loss.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Throughout college my biggest adjustment was managing my time with football and school and also my leisure time. It was not easy at first but as time went along I adjusted and became a lot better at it.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Honestly I’m my own man and so I wouldn’t compare myself to anyone else because I want to set my own standard and not live or by for anyone else’s.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength in my opinion that I can bring to a team is my effort and high work ethic. I have quick feet, hands, and for me being 283 lbs I can really move.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: Throughout my college career I have done a good bit of community service with my teammates just to give back and help out the community as much as we can. As for mentoring, I have a little brother, nephew, niece, sisters, and cousins who look up to me so I try to be a positive role model for them as much as I can.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I train a lot during the week. I feel I have a great trainer and I will be in good shape when the combine rolls around. My goals are to have a good 40, bench press, and be the best I can be in every drill that is there to do.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be the first person in my family to graduate college. That would make me more happier than anything. Just to show the rest of my family that they can do it also and give them hope.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Outside of football I love spending time with my family and friends. Also I love to workout it keeps me balanced.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: The most impactful person in my life goes to no other than my father Tyrell Manning. I mean what can I say he has been there for me more than anybody could’ve ever been there for anyone. My father has always pushed me to be the best that I can be because he wanted the best for me. He has been more than a father to me he has been my bestfriend, role model, whatever you want to name you name it. He has been that for me i thank God for putting him on this earth and letting him be my father if I had to choose I wouldn’t haven’t any other way.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I think something unique about me is how much I care for people. I always help people out as much as I can.