Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q with TE Darren Fells

1)DD: What's your best football trait?

Fells: My 6-7” frame. I never got my arm’s length measured, but I’m pretty sure my wingspan is out there. I think my height and wingspan would be my best trait.

2)DD: So if you’re 6-7, that means your wingspan’s probably in the 7-foot range, right?

Fells: 7-foot-6 inches, let’s say that.

3)DD: So basically, you’re Yao Ming sideways when you stretch your arms?

Fells: There you go.

4)DD: What's your one, "must-pack" item for training camp?

Fells: My leg re-generation machines, because training camp’s a long, long haul and you need to be ready for the next day.

5)DD: Which teammate talks the most trash?

Fells: Aw, JT (TE Jordan Thomas). Hands down. Enough said.

6)DD: What do you eat for breakfast at camp?

Fells: Two eggs with pretty much all the fixings, veggie-wise. Chicken sausage. Some hash browns. And fruit. Every single day.

7)DD: Who has the best hair on the team?

Fells: I’m going to have to go with my boy (TE) Jordan Akins. His dreads, he keeps them clean and silky-smooth.

8)DD: Who’s the messiest Texan?

Fells: Oooh. JT again. He has a lot of stuff in his locker and it’s all over the place sometimes.

9)DD: Which teammate gets you most pumped up?

Fells: All my tight ends. We all hang out together. We get each other going. Jerrell (Adams), both Jordans, Kahale Warring, we have each other’s back and we hype each other up.

10)DD: What’s your favorite TV show now?

Fells: It’s funny, because I’ve watched it before but then I went to visit my brother up in Northern California, and me and my wife both got back into ‘Naked and Afraid’. We watch that a lot.

11) DD: What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up?

Fells: ‘Rugrats’. Showing my age right there.

12) DD: You played college basketball, you played pro hoops internationally. Which of your teammates would present the biggest challenge for you on the court?

Fells: If I had to go 1-on-1 with (WR) Keke (Coutee), he’d be tough. Those smaller, quicker guys…I’m not saying I’m slow, but him driving to the basket would be tough. And I don’t know if he has a shot. So if he can shoot, that means I’ll have to get up into him a little bit more, and then he’s going around me every time.

Check out the best shots from Day 5 of training camp in Houston.

Advertising