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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Khairi Dickson, RB, Saint Francis University

Khairi Dickson is a special running back that tore up the NEC. He should have a good shot at making it to the NFL

Khairi Dickson is a special running back that tore up the NEC. He should have a good shot at making it to the NFL

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?

Khairi Dickson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 205

What is your position?

Running Back

Where do you play college football?

Saint Francis University

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

I went to local schools to interact with students and play with them. Also I go back to my high school to speak to them about being a college athlete.

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

Business Law

Where are you from?

Cleveland Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother because hearing everything she overcome and raising 6 kids on here own. I just wanna give her the world and more.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track, basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety, kick returner

khairiAt your position, what separates you from others?

That I will do whatever it takes to win.

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

I try to look for tendencies and know my opponents inside and out.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced is Bishop Neal!

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

I would say I compare myself to Adrian Peterson and because we both lost someone very close to us at a young age and that’s who we do it for.

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

My biggest obstacle is having to cope with my best friend dying from cancer when I was 13.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Wake up thank God for another day. Listen to a little gospel to relax my mind then get into game mood.

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

Being overlooked and having to make a name for myself.

What is your biggest strength?

Never giving up!

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is being too hard on myself.

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

I would say that I am a great individual not only on the field but off the field as well. If you were to invest in me I would exceed any and every expectation you have of me.

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

My favorite player growing up was Adrian Peterson.

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

I would have dinner with my two closest friends that lost Malcolm Hills and Justin Austin. My third will be my mom

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I will buy my mom a nice house where ever she wishes to live.

Rapid Questions

  • Tupac or Biggie?
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  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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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