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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cam Boyd, RB, Old Dominion University

boydEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Cam Boyd

What is your Height/Weight?

Height- 55

Weight- 181

What is your position?

Running back/ Slot receiver

Where do you play college football?

Old Dominion University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Several, but I attended Junior College because due to low grades. Leaving Junior college I had a dozen offers, but narrowed my decision down to Middle Tennessee State and Old Dominion University.

How did you choose your school?

I took a visit and liked their high scoring offense and the location is home for me.

Where are you from?

Portsmouth, Virginia

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, because she is the hardest worker I know.

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

n/a

boyd 1Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track, wrestling, basketball, baseball, soccer.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Slot receiver, kick return, punt return

At your position, what separates you from others?

Explosion and versatility

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

Coming from a pass heavy offense, I study lots of blitz pick ups, safety alignments that could help me determine where the blitz is coming from, and linebacker demeanor.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

John Byrd from Middle Tennessee State

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

Darren Sproles- he is quick and able to run through the tackles as well as run around you

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

Going to Junior College. I overcame it by grinding every day and focusing on what was important with my grades and chasing my dream of playing Division I football.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes- praying with my mom and listening to music.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is catching the ball out of backfield and turning nothing into something.

What is your biggest weakness?

Size.

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

No matter what task is thrown at me, I will always find a way to get the job done. I am a very driven and self-motivated person. I am also very reliable and responsible. I have a strong passion for this sport and I will stop at nothing when it comes to reaching my goals.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Percy Harvin

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

Chris Kyle, Floyd Mayweather, and Amber Rose.

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