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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matthew Henderson, OL, Misericordia University

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Matthew Henderson is a big boy who is a mauler in the run game

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What is your name ?

Matthew Henderson

What is your height/weight ?

6’2 305

What is your position ? 

Offensive Lineman

Where do you play college football ? 

Misericordia University 

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

The coolest thing that I’ve done off the field would probably be Relay for Life and each year our team picks a few underprivileged families to bring food to around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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

Anything that has to do with Math, I’d say  Statistics was probably the toughest 

Where are you from?

Bound Brook, NJ….. born and raised

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role models are my mom, dad and grandfather for many reasons but they have supported me my entire life no matter what the situation and I couldn’t be more thankful to have them in my life

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball and Soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Defensive tackle/ nose guard in high school

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I think the skill that separates me from others is my footwork, for an offensive lineman I have very fast footwork and also my pulls off the line are very good

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

Depends on what kind of defense is being played but generally speaking I look for giveaways such as linebackers or safeties cheating to indicate where pressure/blitz might be coming from to lineman stunts and shading

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

#8 from Widener….very good player 

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

Marshall Yanda because he’s an athletic big man who can play virtually any position on the OL which I have had to do numerous times in my career and is as tough as they come

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

The biggest obstacle in my life that I had to overcome from a football standpoint was sitting out a season and not playing football. It was a rough year but it ultimately made me really appreciate not only football but life in general and I’m beyond thankful I was given the opportunity to play again

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

Getting noticed is difficult when you’re at a small school especially at the D3 level 

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic, footwork, the mindset I play with 

What is your biggest weakness?

I’ll let my opponents decide that question for me

Who was your favorite football player/or team growing up?

My favorite player was without question Ray Lewis and my favorite team is the Baltimore Ravens

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

Kobe Bryant, Ray Lewis, Einstein 

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Wouldn’t buy anything, I’d start trying to pay off my student debt I can play any position on the OL and will do whatever it takes to win and be successful




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