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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Demetrius Newberry, MLB, Chowan University



Chowan DB Demetrius Newberry is a playmaker

Chowan DB Demetrius Newberry is a playmaker

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Demetrius Newberry Jr

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 218

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Chowan University

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


I can’t say I have done much other than give high school kids someone to look up too. The fact that I left home came to college and worked my way up to a 4 year degree and played football is all the influence most of us need. The work shows itself. I made it!

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

Currently in a Criminal Justice writing intensive class that has very discreet directions. The format is so critical it makes you question a lot of your cited information.

Where are you from?

Brunswick, GA

Who is your role model, and why?


Tim Tebow, his drive to chase after anything he want makes him fearless against any obstacle in front of him. His faith is strong.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Wrestled in state championship. Competed in the 4×4, 4×1, and shot put in track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played more of a DB in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?


I happen to move a lot faster than most at my position. My ability to get around blocks and to the ball is pretty good.

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

First I look at the formation and how the lineman, RB, TE or FB are set, than I think about the situation they’re in for pass/run tendencies

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


Trent Cannon, RB for VA State.

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


I can’t really say. I am a different type of player so I may have similar abilities to a few players like Khalil Mack or Deone Bucannon.

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


There had been a time when football wasn’t my main focus and like anything if you don’t give it your full attention it won’t last long, so I put everything aside and decided to give my life to two things and one of them being football. I fully committed to it and it drives me every day.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I greet all my teammates during warm ups to show them who I’m playing for.

What is your biggest strength?


My mix of speed and strength is a big plus on my side because I can get underneath people or around them some way or another.

What is your biggest weakness?


Many say my height but it’s my hands. I have small hands.

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

The moment my opportunity present itself know that I’m going to make everybody around me work. I will push the man in front of me so hard he will never be comfortable.

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

Favorite team has always been New England.

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

Bernie Mack, my Uncle Jerry, and my oldest brother.

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

I look to pay for my grandmother to get the best doctors we can find to cure her cancer.

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