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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Micah Awe, LB, Texas Tech University

Micah Awe is a high motored linebacker with great sideline to sideline movement.

Micah Awe is a high motored linebacker with great sideline to sideline movement.

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? 

Micah Awe

What is your Height/Weight? 

6 ft 218

What is your position?

Linebacker/Strong-Safety

Where do you play college football? 

Texas Tech University

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

Being able to use my platform as a division 1 football player to try to inspire and motivate to do better by talking to kids from pre-school to high school in both the the Lubbock community and my hometown community of Arlington,Texas.

Hardest class I took in college,

Dynamics

Where are you from? 

Born in Nigeria, raised in Arlington,Texas.

Who is your role model, and why?

Peyton Manning, for the man he’s been on the field and the even better man he is off the field plus his sense of humor.  

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played running back and quarterback in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

No matter the size of the person holding the football or the size of the person trying to stop me from the person holding the football, I will always find a way to get to the football and make a play.

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

The small details around the line of scrimmage before the snap, for example the stance of an offensive guard that may or may not show tendencies.

Micah Awe 1Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

La’Adrian Waddle

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

Deone Buccannon, he’s a guy that gets to the ball regardless of his weight of 210 pounds at middle linebacker and when he gets there he delivers a blow.

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

Being able to combine football at a high level and petroleum engineering the past 3 and half years. I was, able to do it with the help of God, my family, and friends.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray

What is your biggest strength? 

Instincts

What is your biggest weakness? 

Over aggressive tackling.

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

I will be your most productive defender on the field.

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

Peyton Manning.

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

Jesus, my grandma, my grandpa

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

Some sort of investment.

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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