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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Drew Buck, TE, Chowan University

What is your name?

Drew Buck

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3” 215 lbs.

What is your position?

TE/WR/FB and have been the holder for field goals for the past 2 seasons Where do you play college football?

Chowan University Where are you from?

Greenville, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

This might be a stereotypical answer but my parents are my role models. Seeing the way they raised me and the example they set by handling everyday situations and difficult situations makes them people I look up to. I’m truly blessed to be able to not have to look for role models because they’ve always been there for me.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Howell, she is a caring and genuine person, which is something I really appreciate.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Soccer from the time I could walk till I had to choose between football and soccer season in the fall when I got to middle school and basketball throughout middle school and high school.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

It is between Todd Gurley(RB for the Rams), Pharoh Cooper(WR for the Rams), or Kentavius Street(DL for NC State)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

DE #90 David Harden, always plays hard and he is very athletic.

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Blow Up by J. Cole

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

Adam Thielen for the Vikings, he always finds ways to make plays when his team needs it.

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

My mother being diagnosed with breast cancer and seeing her go through hard times knowing I couldn’t do anything about it. Seeing the way she handled the situation and not letting it get the best of her just gave me extra motivation, because I know whatever I go through it can always be worse.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually just have my headphones in and vibe to my music, don’t do anything too crazy.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first TD sophomore year

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

Throughout my life I have done multiple volunteer works such as working with the Alzheimer’s Association and sports camps, being able to help others is something that I really enjoy.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Carolina Panthers, I’ve liked them ever since I was little.

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

My Grammy(My Mom’s Mom) who passed years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., and J. Cole.

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