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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Shazzon Mumphrey, WR, University of New Haven


Shazzon Mumphrey is a playmaker for New Haven. He has good size at his position as well

Shazzon Mumphrey is a playmaker for New Haven. He has good size at his position as well

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? 

Shazzon Mumphrey

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 220

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

University of New Haven

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

I would have to say back in 2012 spending the day with a young fan who wasn’t able to play football because of a health condition and playing Xbox with him.

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

Organic Chemistry

Where are you from? 

Louisville, Kentucky

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Father is my role model, simply because he’s shown me up to this point in my life how to be a man, taught me to persevere and has always been my biggest critic & supporter in anything I’ve ever done.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, I played basketball up until my sophomore year in college.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, I also play Quarterback, just converted to Wide Receiver this past offseason hoping to give myself a better opportunity to play at the next level

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

It’s a toss up between Javon Hargrave & Shattle Fenteng

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

Anquan Boldin, because of his aggression & tenacity, how he attacks the ball, not only uses his size & strength when the ball is thrown to him but in the run game as well.

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

Junior College was the biggest obstacle I ever had to overcome. I did so by keeping my faith in God & constantly working hard with my brothers on the field & in the classroom.


Shazzon Mumphrey has been solid since transferring from FAMU

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Besides prayer, No pre-game rituals, I don’t even do the same thing every week. Some weeks I’m in my own zone listening to my music, others I’m social with my teammates as long as we are focused

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my football IQ & Size/Strength

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is how hard I judge myself

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

I would just talk about how I hold myself to the highest of standards both on and off the field and how character and accountability are really important to me as well as Hard work & earning everything.

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

Favorite Player/Team growing up was Peyton Manning & the Colts

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

Jesus, My Mother, and Thomas Rhett

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

Whatever my Grandmother desires, she deserves it.



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