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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gary Nova, QB, Rutgers University

gary novaEvery 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?

Gary Nova

 What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 220

What is your position?


 Where do you play college football?


 How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Wanted to represent my home state of New Jersey

Where are you from?

New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why?

Father, took my family out of the ghetto and put me and my brothers in the best schools to get the best education

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

Few scouts, need to be more consistent

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball

gary nova 2Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My competitive edge. Perseverance through the ups and downs. Knowledge of the game and hunger to learn even more.

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

First basic things as coverage, defensive fronts, situational things. Then get to really dive into small tips and tells that will help you out there on the field.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Aaron Donald

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

Russell Wilson

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

Don’t really want to talk about that. But just overcame it by keeping my faith in God and leaning on the people around me who truly care about me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to gospel music, Chew gum, then I have a routine with my throwing and warming up

What is your biggest strength?


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

Tough Guy. Doesn’t want any credit for anything just wants to win football games. Will do all the work when no one is looking. Always trying to find an edge to get better.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

NY Jets – Curtis Martin

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

Malcolm X

Martin Luther King

Mohammed Ali


Gary Nova is currently doing NFL DRAFT PREP training & rehab under the watchful eye of NFL Combine Expert Brian Martin CSCS & Dr. Matt Cifelli of PARABOLIC Performance & Physical Therapy located in Montclair New Jersey near Met Life Stadium (Home of the Jets & Giants).
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