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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Adam Fuehne, TE, Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois has a big target in Adam Fuehne, this kid has soft hands and can play

Southern Illinois has a big target in Adam Fuehne, this kid has soft hands and can play

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? 

Adam Fuehne

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Southern Illinois University

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

A couple of guys on the team went to a nearby town that was affected badly by a tornado in 2012 to help clean up the debris. It was an eye opening experience to see the devastation caused by the tornado. Though our work hardly did a dent in what was a long clean up it felt good helping those who needed it.

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

Business Law. There was a lot of terminology and laws that I really had no idea what they meant.

Where are you from? 

Damiansville, Illinois

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents. They have successfully started three different businesses, a farm, a logging business, and a sports bar. They taught me that you get nowhere in life without hard work and you have to earn everything that is given to you. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played baseball and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

i played QB/RB in grade school. In high school played mostly WR and a little bit of DE

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My size and overall football knowledge I feel separates me from others in my position. I can make in game adjustments very easily and rarely make the same mistake twice.

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

When breaking down film first I look at the defensive lineman and linebackers I will most likely be blocking. I look at what tendencies they have and try to gauge what type of player they are. Next I look at the secondary and find what coverages we will see in certain situations.

Adam ffWho was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Colton Underwood

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

Lance Kendricks. He is a true all around tight end he blocks well and can also run good routes and catch the ball. He is utilized well in the red zone also.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No pre-game rituals

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my size i can use it to get open and to get leverage in blocking

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is probably my speed

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

I am a hard working blue collar guy who is willing to do whatever it takes to win the game. I don’t care about individual stats the only important thing is winning. 

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

My favorite team was the St. Louis Rams especially in the early 2000’s when they had the “greatest show on turf” with Torry Holt, Issac Bruce, and Marshall Faulk

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

Will Ferrell, Kate Upton, Mike Ditka

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

A house back home

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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