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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Damian Baker, RB, Carson Newman University

Carson Newman running back Damian Baker was offensive player of the year for a reason. He is a very good back.

Carson Newman running back Damian Baker was offensive player of the year for a reason. He is a very good back.

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? 

Damian DaMarquise Baker

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9″ 195 lbs

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Carson Newman University

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

Spoke and participated and a youth camp in my hometown.

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


Where are you from? 

Columbus, Mississippi

Who is your role model, and why? 

My grandfather because of his work ethic and dedication to working hard for his family.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Kick returner and safety

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My quickness, elusiveness and hard nose running style all combined into one.

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

How quick the linebacker and safety read plays, fill gaps, and defensive stunts that tells blitz.  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jarran Reed, defensive lineman 

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

Devonte Freeman because our run style is similar, along with our size.

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

My mom missing years of my life due to my brother’s battle with cancer at a young age. It motivated me to take advantage of every opportunity in life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I don’t have any.

What is your biggest strength? 

My ability to running inside and outside and make opponent miss in space.

What is your biggest weakness? 

To finish long runs when needed.

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

I can have a great impact in the locker room as well as the field.

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

Eddie George 

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

Barack Obama, Tupac and Nelson Mandela

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

Buy my mother a house.

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

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