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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andre Anderson, RB, University of New Haven

Andre Anderson of UNH is a ball player. He has good hands and is versatile

NFL Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Andre Anderson

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8 190

What is your position? 

RB/WR

Where do you play college football? 

The University of New Haven

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

Going back to my city and giving back to the kids trying to get where I’m at.

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

Research Methods

Where are you from? 

New Haven, CT

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Role Model is my father. He’s the most unselfish person I know. He has made me who I am today. He’s shown me what it takes to be a great father.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I’m a Basketball player that plays football if you ask me. I’ve been playing basketball since I was 2.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I used to play safety in high school as well as RB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I would say my change of direction, speed, elusiveness, and vision. Like I said I’ve played basketball so long it helps me with anticipation and seeing defenders do things before they do it.

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

D-Line tendencies, LB tendencies, who tackles well or poorly, how hard defenders pursue

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I played against so many good players I can’t pinpoint one

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

Darren Sproles. Our games are similar because of our vision, elusiveness, and toughness

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

Being so popular growing up in sports basketball and football throughout the state and even country but never getting recognition for doing what I did and how I did it. I had about 3 offers and I felt as though I was way better than that indicated so I went out and had a great football career at UNH despite the circumstances

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No pregame rituals. Meek Mill Is a must hear though. And I pray once I get on the field right before the national anthem

What is your biggest strength? 

1st is my IQ. Then I’ll say I’m a open field threat to anyone. I can catch and create. And I’m from New Haven So nothing’s a walk in the park.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My size

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

If I was to get a opportunity whether I make it or not thank you. Because it’s so many guys who don’t get these type of opportunities so much talent that goes to waste,  I’m mindful of that and if you give me a shot I promise you that you’ll love what you get

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

Favorite player is Barry Sanders who is the G.O.A.T of course. Team I like the Eagles/ Seahawks. I know I know how do you have two teams it’s a long story

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

Martin Luther King, Sean Reeves, Kobe Bryant

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

Mommy needs a House!!

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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