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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brion Carnes, QB, Northern Iowa

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What is your name?

Brion Carnes

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1, 200lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Nebraska then Transferred to University of Northern Iowa

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I can’t remembered I was ranked 6th or 7th dual threat QB coming out of High school

How did you choose your school?

It was a great program and has lots of history and I wanted to be a part of that

Where are you from?

I am from Bradenton FL,

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model growing up was my cousin Tommie Frazier just his success at Nebraska I wanted to do the same

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

I haven’t spoken with anyone yet

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I’ve played Basketball, I also ran Track to stay in shape for football

Did you play any other positions in football?

Growing up I’ve played QB all my life until my last year at Nebraska I played WR

At your position, what separates you from others?

My legs but I can also make plays with my arm as well

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for what type of coverage the secondary is in I find out who is the weakest link on defense and who I should be careful about

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever played against would be Major Wright in High school my freshman year, He was a true headhunter

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

If I could compare my play to any NFL player I would say Russell Wilson, I like to stay calm in any situation I don’t let a lot rattle me because I know as a QB the team feeds off of the QB I like to bring energy to the team to get us going

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome was not playing as much as I wanted but taken advantage of every opportunity I did have, my motivation is to win and have fun doing it which I did at UNI

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really just listen to music and focus on my responsibilities

What is your biggest strength?

My arm is my biggest strength

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness would be going with my first instinct

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I want to win games and win Championships

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player growing up would be Joe Montana and My Favorite NFL team has always been the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

If I could have three people to have dinner with it would be my Grandmother, My Mother, and whatever GM gives me an opportunity on their team

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