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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Eric Medina, K, Texas Southern University



ericmNFL 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? 

Eric Medina

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 195

What is your position? 

Place kicker/Punter

Where do you play college football? 

Texas Southern University

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


Help at the local toy drive in my community for Christmas. 

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



Where are you from? 


La Porte Texas 

Who is your role model, and why? 


Justin Tucker, best NFL kicker in the game. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Basketball, baseball, soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 


QB and Safety in middle school 

At your position, what separates you from others? 


My ability to keep calm under any situation kick 

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


The rush the other team brings on field goal block

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


Isaiah Crowell 

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


Justin Tucker, we have the same style of explosive kicking. 

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


Over coming the loss of my grandma, I over came it by playing to honor her memory. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


Listen to the Bible while I warm up. 

What is your biggest strength? 


Leg strength 

August 31, 2014: Texas Southern Tigers place kicker Eric Medina (32) during the Labor Day Classic  NCAA game between Prairie View A&M vs Texas Southern University at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.

What is your biggest weakness? 


Left hash on field goals 

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


I am a god fearing man and will not be out worked by anyone! I will come in to work everyday with a positive attitude to better myself and the people around me. 

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


My favorite player is Justin Tucker and my favorite team is the Houston Texans. 


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


A house for my parents. 

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