Football Player Radar: Leroy Strickland (TE) Free Agent
Sonny Black | 09/08/16 | 1:55 PM EDT 0 Comments
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In our "Football Player Radar" Series we highlight promising football players that are flying below the radar. 
 
Leroy Strickland is a promising and versatile football player who played several positions including TE for Emory & Henry College. Leroy is currently a free agent.
 
Position: TE | NT | DE | OLB
College: Emory & Henry College
Team: Free Agent
Hometown: Landover, MD
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 265 lbs
Shuttle: 4.59
Vertical: 30.5"
Broad Jump: 9'5"
225 lbs Bench: 25x


Q&A WITH FOOTBALL FREE AGENT LEROY A. STRICKLAND III

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

My forest memory would be my first official collegiate start. It was my sophomore season, and I had stayed on campus all summer to make sure that I was in shape. I grabbed a program before the game and there it was in big blue writing “Starting Tight End for the Wasps 6’2, 235lbs sophomore Leroy A Strickland III. 

Q: Who was the toughest competitor you faced in college and/or semi-pro?

My toughest opponent was a Fullback and an Offensive Tackle both playing for Bridgewater College. The Fullback was my size at the time, and the OT was an All-Conference stud. They ran power and trap all day long. We lost to them every year. 

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

My best game was my first game as a Defensive End. We were playing Maryville and I had an awesome game. Several tackles for losses, basically in on a lot of tackles. It was awesome. 

Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My favorite team growing up, and still is, are the Washington Redskins. I was raised in Landover Maryland so it was only natural to fall in love with the home team. 

Q: Who was your favorite player?

My favorite NFL player has to be Shannon Sharpe: his determination, back story, small school experience, work ethic, underdog start. All of those things put him the Hall of Fame. Love dude!

Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you?

I would say Courtney Upshaw, quickness and power off the edge with the ability to drop back in coverage and place our hands in the dirt.

Q: What would your former teammates say about you?

They would say, “Leroy is an awesome guy off the field and on: hardworking with a lot of integrity” I hope :)

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

At the moment I am on my toning phase of my workouts, a lot of reps with light to medium weight. I am still doing hill runs and agility drills. 

Q: What is your favorite combine drill (40, Shuttle, 3-Cone, Bench, Broad, Vert)?

I enjoy the three cone drill, for me it’s like a race with myself. Constantly trying to explode quicker either side to beat my last cone.

Q: Why do you believe you have been flying below the radar as a football player?

Honestly, I believe that I did a horrible job marketing myself, staying in shape, and not getting invited to any all-star games. I wanted the success but didn’t put enough effort towards the process. 

Q: What do you want to do besides football?

I want to be an analysis for either a federal agency or a private sector. I am currently enrolled in Cappella University (online) M.A program studying Data Mining and Analytics. 

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

I love going to the movies and spending time with my family. I’m a homebody, so if I’m not at the gym or for, I’m home with my family trying to decide which movie we’re going to see. 

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

The first would be my grandmother, she died when I was sixteen and I would love for her to see the man that I’ve become. Second would be Malcolm X, I would love to hear his opinion on a number of things happening in today’s society. Last would be Warren Buffet, I believe that he has mastered the economic realm of the world. I would ask for advice in regards to wealth establishment and preservation.  
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