CB Crockett goes from Cover Boy to Cover Man

Utah CB D'Shaun Crockett is not a man who hasn't have pressure in his life since he was a little kid being on the cover of Sport Illustrated for Kids in November of 1990. "It was different having older kids come up and ask for my autograph," said Crockett. "I was only 8 and I had kids that where 12 and 13 coming up and wanting my autograph. I really learned a lot from being on the cover."

Utah CB D'Shaun Crockett is not a man who hasn't have pressure in his life since he was a little kid being on the cover of Sport Illustrated for Kids in November of 1990.

"It was different having older kids come up and ask for my autograph," said Crockett. "I was only 8 and I had kids that where 12 and 13 coming up and wanting my autograph. I really learned a lot from being on the cover." 

Crockett who stands only 5-8 but is 190 pounds and will come up and hit you. He made the switch from running back to cornerback to help the team out. Crockett was a one-time starting running back but then started at cornerback for two seasons at the University of Utah. He also returned kicks and played on special teams.

"It was different going from starting at running back to playing defense but I wanted to help the team out and if playing cornerback going to help the team win, I was willing to do that," said Crockett. "I'm willing to play wherever." 

Crockett has a 39" vertical jump, which was tied for fourth on the team, and was second on team in pro agility shuttle. He is one of the strongest DB who benches over 345 pounds and squats over 345 pounds.

At Utah Crockett played a lot of press coverage and man to man and thinks that will help him in the pro's.

"Andre Dyson (who is with the Tennessee Titans) told me that it is very helpful playing at Utah, since we play a lot of man to man and that I can be physical.  At the next level he told me those are skills that you need," Crockett said.

Crockett has been a winner at every level that he has played at and he has the skills and the ability to play at the next level.

"Many people doubt me because of my height, but I'm a strong physical cornerback, who can cover well, play either man to man or zone.  I likes to pressure the ball and get in guys face," said Crockett.   

Well the NFL is a goal that Crockett has been working towards every day.  There are many teams that have expressed interest in Crockett and his cover skills and his ability to play special teams.

"The Saints, Buffalo, Detroit, Carolina, and Pittsburgh have all expressed interest in me during the season and at the Paradise Bowl," said Crockett. 

Well Crockett will go from being cover kid on Sport Illustrated for Kids to a cover man in the NFL for some lucky team.


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