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Football Player Radar: David Henderson (DT) Free Agent

on February 4, 2020

In our “Football Player Radar” Series we highlight promising players that are flying below the radar.

David Henderson is a talented football player who played DT for Tuskegee University. David displays impressive football metrics with a 40-Yard of 4.87 and 30x reps on 225 lbs bench press.

Q&A with David Henderson

Q: What is the fondest memory of your college career and/or pro career?

When we played up against Central State University I blocked a field goal which turned the tide in our favor and helped us come out the game with a W on our record.

Q: What was your best game in college or pro?

When we played up against the West Alabama Rams. we lost but I got more than 3 hits on the quarterback and a few QB hurries during the game as well.

Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

The Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens

Q: Who was your favorite NFL player?

Aaron Donald and Warren Sapp

Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you?

Geno Atkins

Q: What would your former teammates say about you?

Excellent work ethic, strong, sharp witted, fast, and explosive.

Q: What are you presently doing as far as training?

Sprint drills, working on technique with one man sled, and Hitting the gym after my classes.

Q: What is your favorite Combine drill?

40

Q: What do you need to do to take your football career to the next level?

To improve quickness and develop better hand fighting techniques.

Q: What would be your pitch to NFL scouts?

My pitch to all the teams is, I’ve played on the defensive line for eight years, I can thrive in a 3-4 and 4-3 system, and if given an opportunity I will be a great asset to your team. I’m also realistic. If I feel it’s not working out, I’ll be the first one to make a position change. Whatever is going to get my foot in the door.

Q: What do you want to do besides football?

Be a Lawyer, fitness trainer, Game designer, and Mechanic.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

I like to workout, play video games, watch football, and spend time with the family.

Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, deceased or alive, who would they be?

My deceased granddad because during the time I was 3 or 4 years old he passed away due to cancer I would’ve like for him to be here longer so I could I develop a better connection with him. Secondly, It would be Aaron Donald because he has excellent hand technique, quick feet, is virtually unblockable and I know I could learn a great deal from him. Thirdly Warren Sapp because I would like to know what it took to have such a long and fulfilling career in the NFL like he did.

For more on David, check out his Agency Bio.

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johnHFootball Player Radar: David Henderson (DT) Free Agent

Football Player Radar: Josh Martin (DE) Free Agent

on January 13, 2020

In our “Football Player Radar” Series we highlight promising players that are flying below the radar.

Josh Martin is a talented football player who can play multiple positions including DE, LB and Punter. Josh currently plays for the Selma City Vikings and shows an aggressive style in rushing the pass and stopping the run. In 2017, he played for the Midstate Vikings who won the APDFL-East Division championship. Josh has intuitive football instincts and a willingness to learn and develop as a player.

Q&A with Josh Martin

Q: What is the fondest memory of your college career and/or pro career?

When we played against the Greater Pensacola Jets I hit the quarterback so hard that he left the game and my helmet busted.

Q: What was your best game in college or pro?

When we played against West Alabama Rams. We had lost but it was a close game 6 to 8 and we went into two overtimes.

Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Q: Who was your favorite NFL player?

Barry Sanders and Ray Lewis

Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you?

J.J Watt

Q: What would your former teammates say about you?

Hard worker, smart, fast and quick power.

Q: What are you presently doing as far as training?

Sprints drills hit the gym before I go to work and on my off days and I’m also currently playing semi pro.

Q: What is your favorite Combine drill?

40

Q: What do you need to do to take your football career to the next level?

To Get more quicker and be more physical.

Q: What would be your pitch to NFL scouts?

Well I been playing semi pro for like 6 to 7 years I demand the double team on every game I played. Also off the field i keep in touch the trouble youth to teach them about life sports and their school work.

Q: What do you want to do besides football?

Graphic designer and mechanic.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

Play video games, having lunch with the family and spoiling my daughter.

Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, deceased or alive, who would they be?

My deceased grandma because I didn’t see her when she past away and my family said that she had ask about me numerous of time but I never showed up so she had past. Secondly, it would be Ray Lewis because I know I can learn a lot from him like power and smartness. Last but not least Deion Sanders because I want to know how prime-time became prime-time and would he change anything.

For more on Josh, check out his Agency bio.

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New Football Leagues Provide More Opportunities for Small School Players

on April 2, 2019

Every year there are a small handful of players from small schools that are fortunate enough to get a chance to play professionally. Those guys aren’t the only ones with the talent, skill and athleticism necessary to play at the next level.

They are the select few that will at least get an opportunity to make an NFL or CFL roster. It isn’t necessarily because teams do not want to give them shot. But there are only so many guys that can be invited to training camp and even fewer that can be signed.

Historically, there just haven’t been enough opportunities. However, with the advent of new leagues like the XFL next year, that is starting to change.

The XFL has been getting a lot of attention in the media, but in reality, there are several professional minor leagues in existence that are dying to give underappreciated, talented players a shot.

The MFL, or Minor Football League, has been around since 1993. The Gridiron Developmental League started up in 2010 and the Rivals Professional Football League has been in business since 2012. There are also a handful of indoor/arena leagues (i.e., the Arena Football League and Indoor Football League).

Let’s not forget The Spring League.

Opportunities are out there. But just like NFL scouts and coaches don’t hear about small school guys, those same small school guys don’t hear about the litany of options that are available to those who really want to keep playing beyond college.

That can be where it helps to have someone in your corner; a player marketing service that keeps you informed about these other leagues and makes sure those leagues know about you.

Going somewhere other than a major FBS program shouldn’t exclude you from getting a shot at playing at the next level. But you (or the right service) may have to do a little extra work to get there.

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