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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kevin Haynes, LB, Central Washington

What is your name?

Kevin Haynes

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1” 233

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Central Washington University

Where are you from?

Battle Ground Washington

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad because he works so hard to provide for our family. Sacrifices a lot to make sure we have everything we need

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Krause or Mr. Fred

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Football, Basketball, Baseball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Terrell Watson (Azusa Pacific)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Chris Penny

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

Bill Gates Remix Lil Wayne

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

Probably Sean lee. Not the flashiest player ever but plays assignment football and gets the job done!

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

Biggest obstacle was breaking my hand 3 times junior year of high school and having the resilience to keep training through injury and get my self in a position to have a good senior year after losing most of my junior year.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No true rituals, mainly just pre game playlist and wear the same shirt pre game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Pick six in a 17-10 victory or forcing a fumble on the one against Azusa in a game that we won on the last play when stopped them on the one yard line as time expired with a 5 point lead

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

Probably getting to help coach a youth team in high school and give back to the community that helped raise me!

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Seattle Seahawks being from Washington! Also a big fan of the Ravens defenses back in the day

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

Ray Lewis, My Grandmother, and Muhammad Ali

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