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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nathan Hollie, LB, Fitchburg State University


Nathan Hollie 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?

Nathan Hollie

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 240 pounds

What is your position?

Defensive End/ Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Fitchburg State University

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

I actually had the chance to help coach a few youth camps and free football clinics for children in the past, the kids had a blast and it was a great time

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


Where are you from?

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents because they work hard to provide for my brothers and I, and taught me the value of hard work and perseverance

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Field and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback, Running Back, and Tight End in High School

At your position, what separates you from others?

I would say that my motor is what separates me from others, I always try to make a play whenever I am on the field, along with my get off speed once the ball is snapped

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

Opponent’s tendencies and opponent’s weaknesses

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Running Back Montrell Dobbs in a Championship game in high school

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

Brian Cushing because he is a very physical hard nosed player who is always around the ball

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

I got into a very bad car accident when I was younger where I was ejected from the car into the highway, I was able to overcome it with the help of my family, friends, and god

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray and listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

Play making ability and speed off of the ball

Nate Hollie of Fitchburg plays multiple positions on the defensive line

Nate Hollie of Fitchburg plays multiple positions on the defensive line

What is your biggest weakness?

My ability to catch

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

I would say that I am a very hardworking individual and that I have never had any off the field issues

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

Ray Lewis

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

Martin Luther King Jr. , Floyd Mayweather, Khalil Mack

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

My parents a new house

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