There are countless stories peppered among NFL rosters where a player from “nowhere” is now a common name and NFL star. Playing at Colorado State didn’t help Crockett’s exposure, so when I first noticed his film in January, I immediately started tweeting about the potential I saw. Well, it’s April now, and following his performance at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, the proverbial “cat is out of the bag” and I am as intrigued as ever.
MK – Where did you grow up and how did you get involved in football? Was football your only sport?
CG – I grew up in Bushland, Texas playing backyard football with my 3 brothers. I also wrestled and ran track.
MK- Growing up as a kid my dad blasted 99.5 WGAR to and from school and every practice. I can probably sing just about any country song from the late 80’s and all of the 90’s.
CG – That’s the way to go! Country living. I love it!
MK – Who do you emulate your game after as a TE?
CG – Probably Heath Miller as a true hand in the dirt TE.
MK – Who’s been your biggest role model in life? And on the football field?
CG – My dad he has always been there to tell it like it is never any BS. Always to the point.
MK – Sounds like he’s been pretty influential?
CG – Yeah, my family runs through him. He’s old school and his life motto is “if you want something done, do it yourself”
MK – What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome in football/life and how were you able to succeed?
CG – Losing I hate losing more than anyone and I was able to overcome it by finding a way to win.
MK – What do you feel are your 3 biggest strengths as a TE?
CG – My hands; the effort I bring; and my ability to block anyone. I can run around in space but not a lot of guys can live in the trenches.
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