Name: Aljareek Malry
School: Ball State
Position: DB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

Going into my final season a few goals I set for myself was to first build trust and a sense of companionship with my new teammates in a different program. Going into the season I knew that Ball state had championship success in past seasons and there were guys still in the program who were on those past teams. Another goal I had set was to get another championship and although we came short of that goal, I was able to create relationships with guys that will last a lifetime.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches and teammates both past and present would tell you that im a very high energy, high intensity guy. Day in and day out I compete. I am very passionate and play the game with my heart on my sleeve. I’m very coachable and I’m a natural born leader.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

When studying film, I try to pick up on key tendencies that an offense has. Starting with personnel, going to down and distance, all the way to which point in the game we are. I focus on WR splits, posture and little things like if a wideout if messing with his gloves or not pre-snap. At the safety position I had to focus on more of the big picture of the offense as well like run and pass keys with the lineman as well as the alignment of the running back.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I would have to say that my love and dedication for the game separates me. For years I’ve laid my body out on the line for my teammates and coaches and I hope I can continue to do that for many more years. Also my versatility. Throughout my career I’ve taken meaningful snaps at all 5 positions in the secondary. I like to say I’m never uncomfortable on the field.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Since the season has ended, I’ve been doing all of my training at home in Maryland. My on the field training is conducted with my trainer Coach Bo better known as “DB Sensei”. My strength training and conditioning work is done with GPT “Gibson Performance Training”. I plan to continue to work hard and improve so that I am ready for these potential opportunities.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

On the field, I’d have to say my willingness to learn and play multiple positions. I feel that if a coach needs me to play anywhere in the secondary I’ll be able to do that as I’ve shown many times on film. Also the amount of time I devote to study my opponents. I feel as if the battle is won during the week with the amount of preparation you and your organization does. That makes things a lot easier on game day. – Off the field, I’m a genuine, loving guy. I’m fun to be around and I live my life to the fullest.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

My message to any team would be: I’m a guy who hungry. A guy who’s starving to feed his family. I’ve been overlooked and doubted my entire life and to just be at this point in my life I’m blessed. I’ve defied the odds time after time and I plan to do it once again. I’m a guy who’s willing to play any position that a team needs me to in order to achieve the ultimate team goal. Any way I can help, I will. All I need is yet another opportunity.