Calvin Brayboy, who has played for the University of Saint Francis in Illinois, is another athlete who will be seen at the 2017 BSN National Scouting Combine that takes place next month. Like many other athletes, Calvin has been preparing for the combine by focusing on workouts and good nutrition. He was able to provide some insight about his football career and his personal life.


Q: What has the recruiting process been like for you? another athlete 

I haven’t really had a recruiting process.


Q: What team do you currently play for, or what was the last time you played for?

I played for the University of St. Francis (Illinois) during the 2016 Season.


Q: What level do you, or did you, play at?

I played college football.


Q: When did you start playing football?

I starting playing flag football at 5 years old.


Q: What made you want to play football?

I have always liked the game.

Q: What position do you play?

I have played Defensive End and Outside Linebacker.


Q: How are you preparing for the 2017 National Scouting Combine?

After the football season, I continued to lift weights, develop my endurance and eat well.  I have worked with a trainer on Combine drills.  I researched and practiced the best techniques to use for the Combine drills.


Q: What are you expecting to get out of the 2017 National Scouting Combine?

I am expecting to perform well during the drills,meet scouts and/or coaches of professional football teams.  After the Combine I would like to be invited by a professional team for a workout. 


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your college or overall career?

I learned to be a successful defensive end while playing against larger opponents. I lead the team in sacks my Senior year. 


Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing for The University of Saint Francis?

I learned to not stress over things that you can’t control.   


 Q: What has your experience been like training with your college team?

It was a fun experience training with my teammates watching everyone and myself try to improve for the upcoming seasons. 


Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to the field that would make a professional team sign you?

The biggest strength that I have is my speed. 


Q: If you could compete against any other professional athlete, who would that be and why?

If I could compete against any other professional athlete I would pick Cam Newton. I would want to play against Cam because he is a quarterback and he is a good player. I would love to record a sack against Cam.


Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

The most influential people in my life are my parents. 


Q: What are your goals with football? If football does not fully work out do you have a “plan B”?

My goal is to play professional football in the NFL.  If football does not work out for me I plan to use my degree in Recreation, Sports and Tourism Management to work with at-risk youth to expose them to positive alternatives.  I plan to one day manage my own recreation center for youth. 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

My ultimate achievement would be to have a long career in the NFL and then build and manage a recreational facility for the youth of an urban area.

About the author: Kerry Mccgrath

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