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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Divonte Beale, RB, Southwest Minnesota State University


Divonta Beale can do it all out the back field. He can run and catch the ball well

Divonta Beale can do it all out the back field. He can run and catch the ball well

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?

Divonte Beale

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10/197 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Southwest Minnesota State University

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

The coolest thing this season was sending letters to the third grade kids who came to every game to support us.

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

The hardest class was probably Spanish for me.

Where are you from?

I am from Anaheim, California

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my cousin Kevin Smith because he tough me how to be a man. Also he taught me that life is tough and you are going to have to fight for the things you want. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I also played basketball, Track & Field, and Soccer growing up

Did you play any other positions in football?

Well I was originally a Defensive Back before making the Switch to Running back in college

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


When I break down film I look for defensive tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


My Teammate, Tyler Flud was the toughest player i have ever faced.

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

I would compare myself Devonta Freeman because we are short and low to the ground.

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


The toughest thing that I had to endure in my life was probably both of my parents going through a drug addiction and not being in most of my life. It still hurts me now to the point were I get emotional. I overcame it by trying to be a positive influence on my little brothers lives.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


My pregame ritual is to watch Marshawn Lynch’s “Most Valuable Beast”. 

dWhat is your biggest strength?


My Biggest Strength is my versatility.

What is your biggest weakness?

My Biggest weakness is that I need to get better footwork.

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


I would say that I am hard working, honest and respectful. I am someone you can count on to get the job done.

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


My favorite NFL Team: New England Patriots

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

I would have Dinner with Obama, Tupac, and Tom Brady.

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

I would buy my family as house so we can all be together.

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