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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matt Simon, DB, Tusculum College

What is your name? 

Matt Simon III

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 205 lbs

What is your position? 

FREE SAFETY/ NICKEL

Where do you play college football? 

Tusculum College

Where are you from? 

I’m from Atlanta,GA

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model would be my Father. Because he showed me the true definition of family and hard work.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My middle school PHED teacher Coach Jet.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I played three sports Football, Baseball and Basketball.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest opponent I have faced growing up was the Berry brothers, Eric and Elliot Berry when we was playing recreational football still.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on in team is our WR #12 Rodnell Cruell kid is a straight dog on the field!

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

Who I do it for – YFN LUCCI

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

If I had to compare myself to somebody it would probably be Eric Berry. 

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

One of my biggest obstacles in my life would be going to a D2 school over a D1 school and making it to the next level from a D2 school.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre game ritual is I go to the far end zone and go to the goal post and I pray before every game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My most memorable moment of my college career would be when I had two defensive of touchdowns in one game.

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

The coolest thing I have done for someone else off the field is buy some kids presents for Christmas that didn’t have presents.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Being from Atlanta and growing up in Atlanta my favorite team going up was the Falcons.

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

If I could choose three people to have dinner with it would be Michael Jackson, Biggie Smalls , and Sean Taylor.

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