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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Larry Butler III, LB, Southern Nazarene

Southern Nazarene Larry Butler III has created buzz around DraftNiks and NFL personnel

Southern Nazarene Larry Butler III has created buzz around DraftNiks and NFL personnel

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Larry Butler III

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 250

What is your position?


Where do you play college football? 

Southern Nazarene

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

Community service in my neighborhood

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take? 


Where are you from?

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Mother because of how strong she is

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Running Back 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My toughness, hitting ability and how I’m always around the ball

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

O-line tendencies, formations..etc.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jeremy Hill in high school 

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

Bobby Wagner his speed and ability

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

Not having a Father, it made me become a man quicker

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

A lot of prayer

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome? 

Just overcoming the lower level competition stigma

What is your biggest strength? 

Hitting, tackling, and coverage

What is your biggest weakness? 

Being a student of the game

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

I love the game of football no one will ever out work me and if you draft me it will be one of the best decisions youv’e ever made

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Terrell Owens, and Oakland Raiders

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

My Mother, Brother and Sister

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

My Mother a House and a Car

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