Jarvis Courtney is doing what it takes for a shot with Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Courtney has made waves in Cleveland social media in an attempt to work out for the Cleveland Browns, something he has wanted for several months.
If you don’t already know who Courtney is, here is a little background on him: 26-years-old from Maryland, did not have the opportunity to play college ball, ended up playing in the Arena Football league for some time. I was able to speak with Courtney on Wednesday before an interview with News 5 Cleveland’s very own Camryn Justice.
Why wasn’t Courtney able to play college ball and why did he have to take an alternate route?
"“I did not have the opportunity to play college ball like most guys. I had to stay home to help my mom and help out my entire family. It hasn’t been easy, but I am going to get there.”"
Not every athlete is able to go to college, let alone get the opportunity to consider going at all. For Courtney, he is self-motivated and self-driven to do whatever it takes to make his dream come true. As soon as he got to Cleveland, Joey (Sir Yacht) was able to ask him a few questions about his journey and get fans even more familiar with him.
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Living in Maryland, Courtney flew out to Cleveland with the help of many different fans and personalities to help him experience what it is like to be in downtown Cleveland, and ultimately try to get that phone call from the Browns. Even his trainer back home has his doubts in Courtney.
"“My trainer asked me, you going to Cleveland? Once I told him I was flying out here for a few days, he told me I would never make it. Hearing that from my own trainer, it kind of rubbed me the wrong way.”"
In spending the day with Courtney and being able to talk to him and fully understand his story and what he has come from, it is clear if he does get his chance, he will not let Cleveland down.
"“Being here and being in this atmosphere for the first time, it is amazing. I think to myself, I want to be the best they have ever had. If I ever get to block for Nick Chubb….all he needs is one little opening and he’s gone. You saw him last year.”"
If Courtney does end up getting his shot in the NFL, Cleveland is where he wants to be. Being able to block for guys like Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and others is something not many get to experience. For Courtney, all he needs is one chance, and the fans across the world want the Browns to give it to him.