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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Quinn Backus, LB, Coastal Carolina University

quinnEvery 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?

Quinn Backus

What is your position?

Linebacker

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10/215 lbs.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Carson Newman, Mars Hill, Lenior-Rhyne, North Greenville, Coastal Carolina University

How did you choose your school?

I wanted to stay in state and I wanted to play Division I football.

Where are you from?

Greenwood, South Carolina 

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

I have talked to a few scouts. Most of them talk to my coach in college. I will have to convert to the safety position. I will be a special team player.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball in 8TH grade and basketball in middle school and 2 years of junior varsity in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Full back/running back

At your position, what separates you from others?

I do a great job of understanding the scheme of the defense and my position. I also know how to play certain techniques to put myself in position to make plays.

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

I look at who I will go against throughout the game. RBs OR WRs I like to get tendencies from the OL. I also evaluate the QB.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Taylor Heinicke former ODU QB

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

Luke Kuechly, He has great football instincts and he has a high motor. He is always around the football.

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

I was not raised by my biological parents. Other family members came together to take care of me. I surrounded myself with great people and learned from others testimonies.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just listen to my Ipod and imagine the game before I actually play.

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

I am a dedicated football player who is willing to do anything to help the team win championships.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up? 

Favorite player was Terrell Davis and team was Philadelphia Eagles

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

LeBron James, President Obama, Martin Luther King

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