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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keelon Brookins, DB, Northern Iowa

What is your name? 

Keelon Tyrone Brookins

What is your Height/Weight?

5”11 207

What is your position?

Safety/OLB

Where do you play college football?

NORTHERN IOWA

Where are you from?

St. Paul, Minnesota

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, he has always been there, he shows determination and courage. Gives me un deniable love and care.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr Morris, 5th grade teacher. Taught me to appreciate the smaller things in life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

J.T Barrett – Ohio State

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Xavior Williams

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

New Jack City

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

Su’a Cravens

He plays a nickel position and outside linebacker, he has versatility speed, ability to adjust willingness to do whatever it takes for the team.

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

Coming back from each of my injuries, getting to such a down place in my mental psych  where I wanted to give up but not giving up and working to get on the field and have an impact after each one.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Jog a lap around the field listening to I Worship  you by Daniel Felton

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first interception and taking it back to the house.

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

Visit the children’s hospital, and interact with the kids.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys

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

Dr. King, Muhammad Ali and Kobe Bryant

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