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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Allen Holman, LB, Shippensburg University

Allen Holman is a very solid player for Shippensburg

NFL Draft Diamonds website 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 500 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?

Allen Holman

What is your Height/Weight?

6004/234lbs

What is your position?

Linebacker

Where do you play college football?  

Shippensburg University 

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

I’ve attended Special Olympics multiple times. Feels great to help athletes with special needs.

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

Intermediate Accounting

Where are you from?

Harrisburg, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

Kobe Bryant. I just admired his mentality, work ethic, and wisdom.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played all over the field growing up. From O-Line to D-line to some RB.

At your position, what separates you from others?

Very well balanced. Stout enough to play inside against run but also athletic with good coverage skills

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

I like to watch a lot of game film. I break down teams formations and their top plays out of each formation. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

It would have to be WR from Lock Haven..Shawn Seif

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

I like to compare myself to Luke Kuechly due to his versatility. He makes plays in the run game and pass game that I see myself making.

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

Transferring schools due to behavior. I was given another chance at Shippensburg and didn’t look back. Became a team captain within my first year there.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Night before I play some Call of Duty to get the violence going. Next morning just listen to my music.

What is your biggest strength?

My instinct and ability to get to the ball.

What is your biggest weakness?

I would say my pass rush. I need to expand my arsenal of pass rushes.

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

I’m from a small school guy but I play big. I don’t play down to my competition. I’m just looking for a chance and opportunity to prove myself. I make sure I’m always one of the hardest workers on all the teams. I’m willing to do whatever to make a team.

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

Favorite player easily Ray Lewis and favorite team Ravens 

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

My mom, Kanye West, and Jesus

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

Once I make it, I probably am going to save my first check and continue living life how I do now. Learned 80% of ex NFL players go broke. 

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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