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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Hollins, CB, John Carroll University

Mike Hollins of John Carroll is a very solid player who

Michael Hollins of John Carroll is a very solid player who

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?

Michael Hollins

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

The John Carroll University

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

I can’t single one thing out, but I give back as often as I can. Some of the opportunities I’ve had are speaking to the football team at my Alma mater (Maple Heights), speaking for youth programs, volunteering at jails, and speaking to my former football coach’s teams.

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

The hardest class I’ve taken is either Anatomy or Kinesiology

Where are you from?

Maple Heights

Who is your role model, and why?

I think asking who my role model is, is a broad question. I may admire a certain person in a specific aspect of their life while disagreeing with them in others. It really depends on what the situation is.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I wrestled growing up!

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My technique! I LOVE being out there and simply out playing the guy in front of me.

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

I can’t give away all my secrets. To name a few are splits, tendencies out of certain formations, and body language. (I gave away too much)

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My best friends Andre Stubbs and Shaq Washington! Two great players that went to my high school.

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

Darrelle Revis! The guy is a technician! An athlete at CB you never know what you are going to get. One game he may make a big play or he may not. While a technician is consistent in his performance.

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

The passing of my father! Some tragedies in life you have to rely on faith.


Michael Hollins

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Let’s just say I build up to kick off. Starting with gospel music and ending with extreme violent music hahaha. I can’t give away my routine.

What is your biggest strength?

I’m a leader! I try to make the players around me better

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

Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Lewis Passion was all over his craft and that defense was phenomenal on all three levels.

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

My dad (dead) Deion Sanders (near future) MLK (dead)

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

Nothing! Just because you make it to the NFL doesn’t mean you are going to stay. First thing first is investing!

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