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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gene Germain, LB, Southwest Minnesota State University


Gene Germain is a hard hitter in the middle of the field

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?  

Gene Germain

What is your Height/Weight?


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?

Cleaning up the community with my fellow teammates, was probably one of the best things I have done.

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


Where are you from?

Homestead, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Big Ray Lewis Fan, just to know his story and background and how he fought through adversity growing up, then dealing what he had to deal with when the court accused him with a homicide.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, track I and wrestled

Did you play any other positions in football?

No I currently do not

At your position, what separates you from others?

My Patients and ability to fill the whole

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

I general watch the lineman’s feet and speed off the ball

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

I would say I play like Denzel Perryman Chargers Inside-Linebacker, instincts off the ball and patients during run plays.

Gene Germain

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I would normally listen to some music, in a isolated shower room, to get focused and locked in.

What is your biggest strength?

My eyes and feet

What is your biggest weakness?

My pass rushing  

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

I would say I have a great nose for the ball, coachable player, who trust the process and I’m capable of reading and reacting to plays, I can shed off blocks, which means I’m great with my hands.

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

I am a big Ravens Fans, yeah that’s right, loved them when WIllis Mcgahee, Ed Reed and Ray Ray was all there that was one nasty team. My favorite player would be Brandon Spikes, the comparison is there.

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

My Mom, Ray Lewis and Coach K

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

A House for my family to live in

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