Norvel “DJ” Stewart | University of Rhode Island | DB
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (University Of Rhode Island)?
A: My college career was highly successful . My numbers speak for themselves. Rhode Island was the place to be because of head coach Jim Flemming. Great father, coach, and mentor. My pro career is going well participated with the USA Olympic bobsled team at the same time with Colorado Xo/ USA rugby.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment so far is working out for the Redskins and Ravens, phone conversation with a few CFL teams before covid happened, and participating with USA Olympic bobsled, and Colorado Xo/USA Rugby.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (University Of Rhode Island )?
A: Perseverance, never giving up no matter the outcome is and Inspiring others to be a leader like myself.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: My career was impacted because University of Rhode Island had 23 NFL scouts and 5 CFL scouts attending pro day of March 2020 and it got canceled which I was going to be apart of.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My two majors are Communication and kinesiology. If football doesn’t workout I will open other doors to continue my athletic career.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: They would say I am the alpha male – follow my lead.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Most memorable moment would have to be my last game at mead stadium catching the game winning interception to seal the game for the win.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: No challenge is to much to handle. I manage well.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Muhammad Ali, I do a lot for my community and I work harder or just as hard as any professional athlete.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is being coachable and adapting fast to any new playbook. I am versatile!
My biggest accomplishment so far is working out for the Redskins and Ravens, phone conversation with a few CFL teams before covid happened, and participating with USA Olympic bobsled, and Colorado Xo/USA Rugby.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I give out a scholarship every year to a student at Bloomfield High School in Connecticut. Give back every holiday that occurs.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: Training at the USA facility. My goal is to be able to feed my family and open doors for other athletes who coming up behind me, sign a football contract.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Inspiring every person I meet!
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Reading, watching documentary’s , cooking, working out and sleeping.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: Continuing helping and feeding individuals/families who are less fortunate.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: My smilie bright.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: NFL, CFL, and USA Olympics.