September 20, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Tyriq Miles

Tyriq Miles is a class of 2021 quarterback out of Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, Louisiana. He is 6’3” and weighs 200 pounds.  Miles is an athletic quarterback and has good arm strength. He is very creative once he gets outside of the pocket. He will not hesitate to tuck it and run, and is elusive. He has been All District Honorable Mention and All Cenla Honorable Mention. He is also a part of the Baseball team at Peabody Magnet. Miles has a 29 on his ACT and a 4.04 GPA. Along with all of that, Mile is a part of the Mayor’s Youth Council and Youth Volunteers Club.

CHECK OUT MILES’ HIGHLIGHTS HERE

When did you begin playing football?

I have been playing football ever since elementary. I would say I was around five years old. I was always an active child, so I was naturally steering towards the sports direction. Football was a natural area for me.

What’s your favorite part about being a quarterback?

My favorite part would have to be the leadership aspect. I basically control what happens, so it’s just fun. I can slow the game down to my pace or speed it up to my pace. Whatever I am feeling, I can translate it onto the field.

Did you have any specific goals for this season?

Yes ma’am. My goal, before the season got shortened, was to have 2,500 total yards. Since the season got shortened to eight games and we had to quarantine, it got shortened to six games. My goal for the rest of the season is to go for 1,500. I still want to make the playoffs of course, I want to make a deep playoff run.

How would you describe Peabody’s season so far?

I would say it has been a decent season. We are currently 2-1 and we have 3 more games. I am very confident we can win out.

How do you think your coaches and teammates would describe you?

They would say I am charismatic and outgoing. They would also say I am a natural leader and determined.

What has football taught you about yourself?

Football has taught me that you always have to keep moving. No matter how hard things may get, you can’t give up. If you give up, your progress is thrown away. You have to keep pushing forward.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

I love the atmosphere here, it is amazing. Everyone knows down south is a big football area, especially considering the SEC. It’s a great area with a lot of support and competition.

What would you say are some of your strengths on the field?

My ability to improvise and be a playmaker is a big strength. This is my second year at quarterback. I always played running back and safety when I was younger. I got switched to quarterback last year. Considering the lateness of me starting quarterback, I would say I am a good playmaker and I do well on the run. I also keep my team composed on the field.

How do you balance schoolwork and football?

You just have to find time for schoolwork. You can’t put either off. School is a job in itself and football is also a job in itself. A lot of the extracurricular activities that my friends do, I have to miss out on sometimes for schoolwork or football.

Three words to describe yourself?

Funny, intelligent, and outgoing.

What are some hobbies you have outside of sports?

I like to fish with my older brother. I also read a lot of books outside of school. My favorite author is Stephen King.