Daniel Parr: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Daniel Parr
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Unfortunately because of my collar bone injury I didn’t get to fulfill a lot of the goals I set for myself, but the one thing I’m definitely proud of was being elected a team captain by my teammates. It was truly an honor and gave me the opportunity to improve my leadership skills on and off the field.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I carry myself with a calm and confident demeanor. I’m someone who rises up to the big moments and leads the team through adversity. I’m not a loud guy I’d rather lead by example and execution.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I like to take a look at every defensive look before the snap and just imagine all the different plays and possibilities we could use against it. I like to focus on my feet a lot also. As a QB every throw begins with the feet. Having the right timing and keeping your feet underneath you to have a great throwing base. A lot of times when throws are off target or late it results from bad feet/base.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m a gamer. And what I mean by this is when the lights come on and the pressure is on I take my game to another level. I’m not the fastest, most athletic guy; neither do I think I have the strongest arm in the country, but when I’m in the game I play up to my competition and do whatever is necessary to lead my team to victory no matter what it is. Sometimes I even surprise myself.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
As of now I’m training with my dad who is a personal trainer he puts me through workouts almost every day from a personal program he made specifically for me and my benefit to focus on things I need to improve on and to become stronger and more conditioned. Also I have been training with my QB coach Eric Kresser who played in the NFL. He’s been a great help to me with my mechanics, footwork, and knowing what to expect at the next level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’m resilient and I feel like I have the arm strength to compete with some of the best QBs. I’m used to being in adverse situations where I have to fight, make plays and lead my team from deficits. One of my biggest assets is my arm strength. I’ve always felt that way, I know I can make all the NFL throws that scouts and coaches want to see and I want to showcase that to everyone.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I may not be someone who is on draft radars or teams boards at the beginning but all I need is a chance. Everything I’ve ever accomplished in football was a product of hard work and dedication. If given the chance I know I will have to work harder than I ever have before to prove myself, but if any team is willing to give me an opportunity I know they will not be disappointed!