Overview: Darian Childers-Brown is a senior who plays defensive tackle. He started off his college career at Blinn College before transferring to Midwestern State University. He has a great football I.Q., has good speed, and knows how to use his hands. He was also one of the players who was invited and competed in the National Bowl.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Darian, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Midwestern State University?
DCB: Midwestern showed me so much love after my sophomore season at Blinn College. On my visit I felt like it was a true family atmosphere, and that’s what type of team in my opinion is the best team to play for.
C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?
DCB: I plan to work with the best of the best to train and prepare for the regional combine . Also I will be living in the weight room to get stronger.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
DCB: I would say my strengths are having great ball get-off, my use of hands, and football IQ. I would have to say my biggest weakness is probably that I’m my own worst critic.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
DCB: I’m not sure what other players can offer, but I know for a fact that In all of my years of playing the game, I have never lost the passion at all. I am always willing to get better and will always grind to be the best player on the field. If I don’t know how to do something, then I will grind my ass off until I know how to do it at 100%.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
DCB: I think I resemble the most to Aaron Donald. We are both around the same size, we both have good ball get off, and we also use our hands really well.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
DCB: I would have to say I first fell in love with football when I was 11 years old when I was playing for my dad’s little league football team and we won the city championship. Loved the feeling of holding up a big trophy and never wanting to forget that feeling.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
DCB: Austin Carson who was a center from West Texas A&M , great offensive linemen. Was really awesome to get to play on the same side for once in Florida for the National Bowl.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
DCB: I love to run around throwing the ball with teammates while I jam out to some music.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
DCB: Something that has always stuck with me through college was “Get Your Mind Right!” By Coach Rocko who was my defensive coordinator from Blinn College.
C: What should people reading this interview know about you?
DCB: I absolutely love the game of football. I was born to play this game and with God’s grace, hopefully a team will give me the chance to show them what I am capable of.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Darian Childers-Brown for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2017 draft prospect.
Follow him on Twitter: @DKC_43