Darnell Mooney talks about representing and helping his hometown!

Vince Carbonneau
June 8, 2022  (2:24 PM)

It's been well-documented that the Bears are not in the greatest of positions when it comes to dangerous weapons surrounding their QB, Justin Fields. However, one proven commodity is young stud, WR Darnell Mooney.

With the departure of Allen Robinson, Mooney will most likely take over as the top guy in Chicago.
Ehsan Kassim of The Gadsden Times had the chance to sit down with Mooney and ask him a few questions. Gadsden, Alabama is actually the small town where Mooney is from and where he grew up.
Mooney was very proud to be back to the location where it all started for him.
Q: What is it like to be able to host a camp like this to give back to your home city?
Mooney: It's definitely exciting. It's definitely a good feeling, great feeling. And I can't wait to continuously do this every year.
Q: What is it like to represent your hometown?
Mooney: It's amazing feeling. It's amazing to see these kids now and it's an amazing feeling to have them look at me as a role model. I am continuously trying to be great for them so they can be the next them. I wouldn't say the next Darnell, but I want them to be the next them and be great as well.
Q: How much do you keep up with Gadsden City football?
Mooney: I keep up with it all the time. Ahmad is the quarterback coach. I am tuned in. Every Friday or Saturday we'll talk about what happened, any ideas he could bounce off me, any ideas I can bounce off of him. We just learn football continuously.
Q: What's it like to be back here?
Mooney: I still come back here and do all my training. I go to Noccalula Falls and run the trail. I run the track here. Everything is here for me to be great. And this is where I was hungry. So every time I come back here, I still I get that little feeling of that hunger.
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