Name: Donte Davenport
School: West Liberty University
Position: LB/S
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 215

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

I set a few goals this season, improving my playing abilities and helping my team is always on my list of goals. But my most important goals were to win a conference championship and a national championship at West Liberty. Even though we weren’t able to achieve our goals, this past fall was my favorite football season yet. I played on a great defense and great team I love the brotherhood I gained; and I believe West Lib will be very good in the upcoming years. The best achievement is leaving a program better than you found it.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

The extra year of eligibility gave me more time to study and increase my football IQ; the extra year also gave me more time to develop my overall athleticism and body; you see a huge difference from my Slippery Rock film in 2019 to my West Liberty film in 2021.

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

My coaches and teammates would say hard nosed, tough, physical player that always works hard and gives his all.

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

I always break down film from my previous games to fix my mistakes, and see what I can improve on in the upcoming week. When I watch film on opponents I throughly break their film down by series; down and distance; and play type such as run or pass; this allows me to know a teams tendencies and gives me a great idea of what they’ll run against us.

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

My versatility and football IQ are my two greatest attributes that separates me from other pro prospects at my position. I’m one of the most physical players in the nation my tape shows that; I see a lot of players that shy away from contact at the linebacker position, I’ve never done that and never will. I want it more every down and play that I’m on the field it’s a battle and I give my all no matter if it’s special teams or a defensive play.

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

My off-season plan is to continue training at takeover sports performance with Coach Ryan in Warminster, PA; I also plan on to continue training at level40 with my position coach Nah Muhammad.

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

My leadership skills is one of my greatest strengths; I was one of the team captains at West Liberty this fall. I always tried my best to have our team play together as one from little league up to college. I’m also always one of the hardest working players on and off the field, and it’s contagious I bring everyone up around me and boost their playing level.

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

My final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues is that if you want to make a great investment to help your organization, I’m the perfect candidate. I’m a versatile; intelligent; and hardworking player that is willing to do whatever I can to help the organization. I can play special teams; defense; and offensive positions if needed; all I need is one chance one workout to prove myself; and I promise you won’t regret giving me the opportunity to showcase my talents.