The TALLK: The Comeback Kid

At 830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314, Morehouse College, the place known for transforming boys to men, ……….. Morehouse Men!! Many brotherly bounds have been created inside the gates of "Da House", I knew I wanted to attend Morehouse College from the first time I learned of it’s existence. For me as well as many other brothers, it was the only option. There’s no better feeling than being part of the Morehouse network and being connected other men that share this sacred bond. I met Derrick back in fall of 2009, when I returned to finish undergrad, I remember him walking up to me and just starting to talk, mostly about me trying out for the football team lol. Derrick along with a couple other players from the team quickly became my little brothers and we’ve been connected ever since. I can honestly say that I’m proud of the man Derrick has become and continues to evolve into over time, without further ado here’s November’s edition of "The TALLK"!

Name: Derrick Hector

Age: 30

Height: Tall (6’5")

Marital Status: Super Single for now

Occupation: Student/FreelanceConsultant/Researcher

Who’s Derrick Hector?

I’m a man who has faced lots of adversity, and obstacles to get to where I am today. I’m also someone who’s concise and focused on my personal and professional goals.

When was the first time you realized you were tall? How did your height make you different?

I think I started to realize I was tall when kids my age would say my legs are long and it was unfair to race them.

What’s the most annoying question you get asked as a tall person?

How’s the weather up there.

How did your height impact your life differently than others?

My height impacted me in every good way possible, especially when it came to sports.

What are some of your biggest challenges when it comes to shopping?

I normally have a hard time with finding the perfect suit without tailoring. The pants are either too short or too big. The jacket sometimes doesn’t fit my physique like I would like it to but all in all a good suit is going to have to be tailored.

How would you describe your style?

Sophisticated & Chill

What are some brands that you always wear?

Aldo for my shoes, right now.

What are your top 5 fashion must-haves as a tall guy?

A great tailorA comfortable shoeA good breathable shirtGood fitting pantsBasic Tees (V-Necks)

You’ve recently returned earlier this year from playing pro ball in Canada how was that experience?

IT WAS AMAZING!!! I am really blessed to have had experienced the world from a different perspective. It allowed me to be very humble at the same time. Playing professional ball I was able to take care of my family and have fun around the world.

By the way I’m very proud of you for returning to Morehouse to complete your degree! How does it feel?

It’s awesome the first time around was great, but this time is even better!!! Except the first time I had a scholarship so now I’m paying out of pocket.

What are your plans after graduation in May?

Graduate school, entry-level position, some freelance work, get married, and start a family.

We’ve had a conversation about settling down before, what type of woman are you looking for? What qualities are most important?

I usually gravitate towards slim curvy women however, I love women in general. To name a few qualities that I’m big on: Spirituality, Focused, and very naturally beautiful.

Speed Round:

1. Summer or Winter? Summer

2. Night Owl or Early Bird? Early Bird

3. Nike or Adidas? Nike

4. Miami or Cali? Cali

5. Nas or Jay Z? Pimp C (lmao) but to pick one Jay Z

6. Rap or R&B? Soul

7. iphone or Android? iPhone

8. Brandy or Monica? Monica

9. Condo or House? House

10. Favorite food? Steak & Eggs or Gumbo

Ladies Choice Questions:

1.Do you think a relationship can survive after trust has been broken?

Yes, it will definitely take some work and understanding.

2. What are your thoughts on the Colin Kaepernick situation?

Coming from the professional sports world I’ve had a personal experience similar and it’s good that it is happening however the players are still in a subservient position.

3. What advice would you give young athletes heading to college?

To stay focused and have a good balance of social life and good work ethic.

4. Sex on the first date?

An ideal first date for me would be to enjoy the company of my lady friend, nonetheless recognize that the chemistry is there but contain it for the later time.

Photos by: Chase Reign

Suit: Joseph Abboud

Shoes: Aldo

Khaki Pants: H&M

Button-up Shirt: H&M

Black Shoes: Aldo

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