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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kevin Chapple, LB, Lockhaven University


kevinNFL 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? 

Kevin Chapple

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 230

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Lockhaven University/Urbana University

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

Coolest thing I’ve done off the field was donate my grandparents season Ohio state football tickets to children in the foster system

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

Hardest college class was fine arts/ biology 

Where are you from? 


I’m from Columbus, Ohio

keWho is your role model, and why? 


Tupac Shakur is my role model because of his wisdom, and he died for what he believed in

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


I played basketball and ran track in high school

Did you play any other positions in football? 


I’ve played strong/free safety, defensive end, slot receiver/tight end

At your position, what separates you from others? 


I can pass rush with the best of them, I’ve beaten my man/offensive on a career average of 1.5 seconds

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


I look for the tendencies of the offensive guards, they take you right to the play

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


The toughest player I’ve played against was Michael Anderson from West Virginia Wesleyan and Howard Jones from Shepherd

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


I would compare myself to Bobby Wagner but in a Ryan Shazier body 

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


The death of my grandfather last December was a big one, I overcame it by starting each day 0-0, and focusing on being 1-0 at the end of each day, win the day

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


My pre-game rituals are really night before rituals which are Epsom Salt bath the night before as well as pizza 

What is your biggest strength? 


My biggest strength is my pass rushing ability, as well as my ability to work downhill, which is why I have 65 career TFL’s

What is your biggest weakness? 


My biggest weakness is field awareness

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


I would say my producation level speaks for itself, some players have a good year or two, but I’ve had a great 4 years, and been consistent as far as numbers

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


My favorite player growing up was Ladanian Tomlinson and my team is the San Diego Chargers

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


I would choose to speak to Tupac, Huey Long, and Von Miller

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


First thing I would do with my first NFL check is pay my student debt/loans off, or a good portion

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