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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Travis Hening, OL, East Central University

Travis Hening of East Central has NFL abilities

Travis Hening of East Central has NFL size and strength

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?

Travis Hening

What is your Height/Weight?

6,6″, 315

What is your position?

Right Offensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

East Central University

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

I volunteer to read to the kids every year at the elementary school

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

Speech

Where are you from?

Yukon Oklahoma

Who is your role model, and why?

My Mother because she shows what it takes to be a true trooper

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played every sport you can think of

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played right tackle and left tackle

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to adapt in the game situation depending on who I’m going against

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

Clues and anything that gives away the defense so I know what’s coming

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The Defensive End from Henderson State this year

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

JJ Watt, We both have the same work ethic

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

Dealing with my parents divorce and talking about it to a friend helped

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Nope

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

Definitely the negative look you get from being in a small school

What is your biggest strength?

Overcoming anything that I approach

What is your biggest weakness?

Not staying true to myself all the time!

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

If you give me this chance I can bring you something to the table that will only further the team I’ll be playing for

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

Dallas Cowboys

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

George Bush, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy a new bed because mine is too small

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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