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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ardy Holmes, DB, University of North Carolina Charlotte

UNC Charlotte defensive back Ardy Holmes is a playmaker. He is a very solid prospect

UNC Charlotte defensive back Ardy Holmes is a playmaker. He is a very solid prospect

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?

Ardy Holmes Jr

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 190

What is your position?

KR/PR/CB/FS

Where do you play college football?

UNCC

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

Took some of my teammates to work out with the little league football team I played for when I was younger.

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

Research methods of sociology

Where are you from?

Charlotte

Who is your role model, and why?

Older cousin Wali Rainer he played in the league for 8 years

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, basketball, soccer

Did you play any other positions in football?

WR/RB/QB

At your position, what separates you from others?

Ball skills and instinct

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

I look at the triangle from the O-line and the QB to see it they give me run pass every time.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Aaron Dobson

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

Tyrann Mathieu. I picked Him because we around the same size feel like we have the same instinct to the ball mine might be a little better.

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

Braking my foot during my senior year during camp, having to get surgery really set me back from getting a chance at the next level. I overcame it by keeping faith in god letting him lead the way after that.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I take a shower while I’m praying makes me feel like I’m washing all the sins away so I can have a good game.

What is your biggest strength?

Ball skill and being able to be coachable

What is your biggest weakness?

Speed

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

I have great character I’m coachable I have a net for the ball and I can play any skill position productively and I like going the extra mile to be great in my craft. I have determination, heart and skills.

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

Michael Vick was the man when I was growing up, But the panthers my home team I stay two minutes away from the stadium.

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

MLK, My Granddad ,and Tyrann Mathieu

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

My mom a car and paying off her house.

Rapid Answers:

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

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