Joe Gaiter: What is your football story?
Denzel Bradford: I’ve been playing football since I was 5 years old. Ever since then I’ve loved the game and had a burning passion to be on the football field. After many obstacles trying to get into a college to play, I ended up playing for Wayland Baptist University and having a fairly successful college career.
Joe Gaiter: Remind us of your college career stats and proday Stats?
Denzel Bradford: Not too sure of my career stats, however, my proday was pretty successful. I actually did better than I had anticipated. I actually had 20 reps that counted, but I did more actually.
Joe Gaiter: Why do you feel you were overlooked?
Denzel Bradford: I feel that I was overlooked because I’m not that 6’4, 285 defensive tackle that you see generally. Also, I went to a smaller school that’s not very popular.
Joe Gaiter: What would you consider your strengths and weaknesses on the field?
: On the field I’m very focused and committed to playing my technique. I often put myself in a better position to make a play. However, sometimes I over pursue the play or I’ll end up raising my pad level.
Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation at this point to keep going?
Denzel Bradford: My motivation is my family and my support system who has stood behind me through all of this. Also, all of the people who looked me in the eyes and told me I couldn’t do it.
Joe Gaiter: What lessons are you learning throughout this NFL Draft/NFL Free Agent journey?
Denzel Bradford: Stay patient! Everything is on God’s time. It may be hard but regardless of the outcome it’ll be worth it.
Joe Gaiter: How has your agent helped you in your journey?
Denzel Bradford: I’m currently not under any agent or agency. I’m searching again.
Joe Gaiter: How do you work through depression and frustration during this time?
Denzel Bradford: I just pray and surround myself with positive vibes and positive people. I play video games to free my brain from all of the stress and frustration.
Joe Gaiter: With whom and where are you training?
Denzel Bradford: I train with a Former teammate and professional football player, Billy Hatten. We train on campus at our weight room and the Laney Center.
Joe Gaiter: Why should any team give you a chance?
Denzel Bradford: I should be given a chance because, I’m hungry for it. I take being passed up as fuel to prove the other 31 teams who don’t give me the chance that they missed out. And I’m going to give it everything I have left.
Joe Gaiter: Is it football or nothing?
Denzel Bradford: As bad as I want the football deal to work out, I still have my education to fall back on.
Joe Gaiter: Final Words/Shoutouts?
Denzel Bradford: All praise to God! Shoutout to my supporters across the map. And special thanks to Wayland Baptist for giving me the chance to represent them. And lastly #LongLiveChamp!
Social Media? Twitter: den52 (Denzel Bradford)