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Tra Barnett | Georgia State University | RB
Twitter: @Tra_Barnett | Instagram: @TraBarnett_
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose Georgia State University?
A: I was a 2 star athlete coming out of high-school with very few offers. I chose Georgia State for various reasons.1 it’s in the middle of Downtown Atlanta. 2 All of the old coaches and staff that recruited me made me feel at home. 3 They were an up and coming program and I wanted to be apart of something that was greater than myself. I wanted to be apart of something that was going to give me the opportunity to be first to accomplish things such as team and individual goals . I wanted to be apart of something that was going to leave behind a great legacy for years to come.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Breaking and owning multiple school records.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Georgia State University?
A: To always fight and push forward whenever adversaries come my way.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: It put my career at a stand still. What I’ve learned through adversity is to always persevere and keep going no matter what situations life may throw at you.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Film and media /marketing . }Entrepreneurship
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Hard worker . Man of few words I let my actions do all the talking.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: My first collegiate touchdown when I returned it back on kick off.
It put my career at a stand still. What I’ve learned through adversity is to always persevere and keep going no matter what situations life may throw at you.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Being overlooked.} I stay patient and keep working.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Barry Sanders . We’re both swift and around the same size and can make something out of nothing.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I’m a true competitor. My work ethic is impeccable . I can adapt to any situation and I’m willing to do whatever I have to do put the team in the best situation to win.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I try my best whenever I have the free time . But I’m always mentoring and encouraging people in general, that’s just who I am . But once I get on my feet I plan on doing a lot more. I want to start up an organization that’s going to feed the homeless and take care of the people in need
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I’m grinding working everyday . My main goal is to be the best version of myself that I can be.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: To play in the NFL and go down as was one do the greatest to ever do it while spreading the love God and giving him all the glory.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Im extremely curious so I like to seek out and learn new information & play the ps4
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: To spread the love of God because love conquers over all it and maybe it would drive out some of all this hate that’s in the world today .
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My cousin Tyshon
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: That I’m adventurous and love to write
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To be successful