2021 National Scouting Combine Featured Athlete Tra Barnett, RB from Georgia State

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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 

2023 National Scouting Combine

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