What are your measurements (height, weight and forty
My height is 6’3. I am actually closer to 6’4. My
weight is 205 and my forty time was clocked at
What schools recruited you when you were coming out
of high school?
I talked to multiple schools. I went up to West
Virginia and did a camp there. Marshall’s Coach
promised to get back to me, but never did. I was
originally set to go to juco. Then Eastern Kentucky
called me two weeks before camp started and offered
me a full scholarship.
Are you happy with the decision that you made by
coming to Eastern Kentucky?
I would have been happy going anywhere. I was
always all about sports. My family couldn’t pay for
school. I had a great career at EKU.
Describe your career at Eastern Kentucky to us.
When I first got here, I got redshirted. My
redshirt freshman year came up, and other guys were
playing. I was being an impatient guy. I wanted to
play. Coaches didn’t see it that way. My redshirt
sophomore year was actually the first year that I
played. I was the second leading receiver on the
team. I was the main target my redshirt junior
year. I had 63 catches, over 600 yards and 11 TDs
that year. I had over 900 yards, 41 catches and 8
TDs my senior year. When I got my chance, I
improved as time went on. I became more patient.
When I got the opportunity, I took it and used it to
the best of my ability.
Tell me about your East/West Shrine Game experience.
It was a blessing just being there with some of the
top players in the country. I had the chance to
showcase my talent against the top school guys. I
wanted to show teams that I can run and play with
the big boys being from a small school. I think
that I put my name out there. I proved that I was
just as good, if not better.
Who was the toughest player that you went up against
during that week?
A lot of them tried to press, but they couldn’t get
their hands on me. I beat them with quickness at
the line of scrimmage and just went vertical. Duke
Williams is the only guy that jammed me pretty
well. He was tough and strong. The two guys from
UCLA were also good (Devin Hester and Sheldon
What was the most memorable experience at the
East/West Shrine Game?
I made new friends. I also went to the Shriners’
Hospital. It left a big impression on me. We are
blessed to be walking on two feet. A lot of the
kids couldn’t walk. It made me realize just how
blessed I am.
Did you get to bond with any of the players?
It was pretty cool getting to know Amos, Bumphis and
Buckner. They were all pretty cool. I bonded well
with the quarterbacks. I got along with everyone.
Were you satisfied with your results at the Scouting
I expected to get what I got. I wanted to show
people that I can run fast. I ran fast. Scouts
already knew that I can catch.
What was the most unique question
that you were asked at the Scouting Combine?
One unexpected question came from the Redskins. One
guy asked if you were at a bar with a girl, and I
came up and took her from you. He wanted to know
what I would do about it. I told him that there are
plenty of women in the world. I wouldn’t do
Describe your overall experience at the Scouting
I saw good players at the Shrine game. But I got to
see other guys that were better than them. You got
to see them in person after watching them on TV. I
was competing against them. It was fun. It was
worth the time. It was a great thing.
What is the feedback that you have received from
scouts and coaches?
Stay focused and keep my head on straight. I will
keep working and get better.
What can we expect to see from you at your pro day
on March 21st?
I will try to improve my shuttle cone drills. I
want to get more in sync with the quarterback. I
won’t do the broad jump or run the 40 time at my pro
What are your strengths?
I communicate well with my teammates. You need to
have communication with your QB, coaches and other
What areas of your game do you need to improve
My route running. I need to get better at curl
routes. Catching is something that you always need
Where are you training for the NFL Draft?
I was training at Pete Bommarito’s training facility
in Miami, FL. Now I am back at Eastern Kentucky.
What is the highlight of your career up to this
Last year, I had 7 catches for 175 yards and four
TDs against Tennessee-Martin.
What separates you from all of the other players at
I have the height and the speed. I can catch the
ball and can run routes. That is a good
What is your favorite NFL team?
I am a Vikings fan. I have always been. Randy Moss
is from my home town.
What did you enjoy the most about playing college
I enjoyed college football a lot. I love the
contact. I thought that I would be a basketball
player and play in the NBA. In football, you can
hit people. I enjoy contact and physicality.
Which underclassman on your team should we keep an
eye on in the future?
Aaron Adams. He is an OL. He works hard. He
doesn’t back away from the challenge. He will
surprise people. This guy can really move.
What are your hobbies?
Text, sleep and eat. It keeps me out of trouble.
Is the NFL a dream or a reality at this point?
I never dreamed of the NFL. I played basketball and
dreamed about playing in the NBA. It all changed in
What do you plan to do with your life after your
football career is over?
I like kids. I like to work with them or become a
What is your definition of a leader?
You need to stand out. You need to lead by
example. You need to be able to speak and show
people what to do.
Finish the sentence. Tyrone Goard is….
A hard working guy. I am coming from a small area.
I will make a name for myself. I will help a team
win. Teams that want to win, they will look at me.