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Interview with a Small School Hero: DeVante Kincade, QB, Grambling State

DeVante Kincade signed with Ole Miss from Skyline High School in Dallas in 2013 as a top tier dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Sports’.

The redshirt sophomore transferred from Ole Miss to Grambling State in an effort to be closer to his mother, Latonya Boyd, who lives in the Dallas area. She suffered a stroke, has battled blood clots in her legs, and has had an aneurysm. Kincade, a true leader himself wanted to get closer to home to be near his mother.  He was constantly driving 16 hours to get home from Ole Miss, and decided to leave for Grambling State which was only 9 hours from home.

Kincade received interest from Houston, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, TCU, Texas and Sam Houston State but chose Grambling for the opportunity to play and the coaching staff.

Not many players would chose an HBCU school over a team like Houston, but Kincade wanted to prove that he was a leader and could win, and that is exactly what he did. Kincade and the Tigers went 12-1 and won the HBCU National Championship. The Tigers will look to defend their SWAC and HBCU national titles in 2017, but before that happens we interviewed the small school hero himself.

What is your main goal going into your final season?

Be the best leader I can be and control the game . Stay ahead of the sticks

As a small schooler, how are you planning to separate yourself from the other big school players?

I’m focusing on accuracy, ball placement and timing on all my throws and dominating the game

Who is the toughest player on the opposite side of the ball you have to face in practice?

Derrick Dixon, our CB from Dallas, Texas.  

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Ralon Richardson a 6’5 wide receiver from Atlanta, Georgia. 

What’s your best memory of college so far?

Best memory of college is going to Grambling and winning a National Championship

What is the most memorable play so far in your career?

Throwing a bubble to Verlon Hunter on 3rd and 4 in the Championship Game to win the game

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Helped the first Southern Jaguar Mascot up the stairs so she was able to eat.

Why did you pick your current number?

After my brother passed in October of 2015 number, I wore #1 

If an NFL GM was reading this (Which they do), how would you sell yourself in a couple sentences?

I will be the most dedicated player on the team and will represent the organization with pride. and I will be a counted leader of the team.

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