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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Grant Kimberlin, WR, Harding

What is your name? 

Grant Kimberlin

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9 175lbs

What is your position? 

Slot WR

Where do you play college football? 

Harding University

Where are you from? 

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father. He shows me how to be a man in all aspects of life. He also shows me how to love a woman by how he loves my mother. He encourages me to chase my dreams and to pursue everything with perfection.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Sherri Saunders (3rd Grade) She just saw the worth in me and encouraged me to always work as hard as I could at everything I do.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Treston Decoud, played against in JUCO

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Frank Herbert

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

Game Winner by Bizzy Crook

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

Julian Edelman, We are close in size and game style is similar. He is very versatile in several positions on the field and gets the job done. I have played receiver for most of my career but recently played running back and has helped advance my game.

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

I was not recruited at all out of high school, went the junior college route. I continued to work hard at everything I do and after my two seasons, I had collected over 15 offers at all levels (D1, D2, D3)

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

The night before a game, I will lay down in bed and visualize myself making plays all over the field. Before the game, I will listen to my pre-game playlist and get hype.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first college TD reception. Caught a screen pass and ran around 50 yards to the end zone.

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

I had worked for the Special Olympics and it was a life changing experience for myself.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Michael Jordan, My great-grandfather, and Lebron James

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