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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Azziz Higgins, LB, Gardner Webb University

Gardner Webb University linebacker Azziz Higgins is a very sound tackler with great instincts

Gardner Webb University linebacker Azziz Higgins is a very sound tackler with great instincts

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? 

Azziz M. Higgins

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2/235

What is your position? 

ILB/OLB

Where do you play college football? 

Gardner-Webb University

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

Helped out at the local elementary school, painting walls and helping move and rearrange supplies

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

Differential Equations

Where are you from? 

Hillside, NJ

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents and my older brother because they have been big influences in my life and taught me everything I know

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played basketball, ran track and field, and flag football

Did you play any other positions in football? 

DE, RB, TE when I was young but it’s been LB ever since

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I’m a smart player so I can break down plays a lot faster than most at my position

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

I look for tendencies, favorite offense plays and a team’s identity(how they like to approach every team)

azziz1Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

RB from UNCC my sophomore year

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

Lavonte David because he’s quick, decisive player and always around the ball

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

It was troubles I faced my senior year in high school but with love and support from my family and friends I over came it and left it in the past but used it as a great learning experience

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I listen to Drake before I go out before any game

What is your biggest strength?

Intelligence

What is your biggest weakness? 

Need to be more patient sometimes during a play

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

Jets Nation all the way baby!

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

Rihanna, Drake, And a young Chris Tucker

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

Anything for my parents, whatever they want, they deserve it!

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • 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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