Overview: Ter’ra Potter is a senior who is a cornerback who started off his college career at Itasca Community College before transferring to Bemidji State University. He has a good football I.Q., great footwork, good technique and also has the ability to contribute on special teams.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ter’ra, 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 Bemidji State University?
TP: I ended up choosing Bemidji State University which was my only D2 offer coming out of Itasca Community College. I had other opportunities to play football at UW-Whitewater and other D3 & NAIA but felt Bemidji State University was my best decision at the time.
C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?
TP: I plan to keep doing interviews and attending tryouts available to get myself exposure without having a agent to represent me but in the process of getting a agent to help me get even more exposure.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
TP: My strengths are technique, good hips, great footwork, listening, hustle, height, and length to make plays.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
TP: What separates me from other players playing my position is my mentality when I step on the field knowing I can’t be beat and dominating my opponent because its my job and not just a game.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
TP: Charles “Peanut” Tillman because he barely got tested and if so he made you pay either if it was a PBU, forced fumble or interception. He is a game changer and respectable player because of his skill.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
TP: The first time I fell in love with football was when I was at the age of 5 when my father showed me highlights of Walter Payton and old film of himself from when he used to play football when he was younger.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
TP: I prepare for games by reviewing film and my assignments a couple hours before game time then a hour before heading to the field. My rituals on game day are talking to my family on the phone receiving prayer and the best of luck. I also listen to music to get my mind prepared.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
TP: “Stop making excuses and start making things happen.”
C: What should people reading this interview know about you?
TP: I’m a dedicated and committed player, I am that player you want on your team.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Ter’ra Potter for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.
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Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.