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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Emeka Etta, DB, Wayne State College NE

What is your name?

My name is Emeka Etta

What is your Height/Weight?

My height is  5’11 and weight 211

What is your position?

Sam/Nickel/Hybrid

Where do you play college football?

Wayne State College, NE

Where are you from?

I’m originally from the Bay Area in California, a JUCO transfer out of Laney College in Oakland.

Who is your role model, and why?

My one of my biggest role models would have to be my father. He did all he could in raising me and my older siblings and I’ve learned a great deal from him like hard work & the importance of getting an education

Who was your favorite teacher?

A favorite teacher would have to be my college professors Mrs.Pat Lutt.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

The only other sport I did was Track 100, 200, 4×1

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Augustana quarterback Trey Heid his speed and knowledge of the game is very amazing

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on my team is Xgary Vixamar a WR for Wayne State College

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

Lil Baby: Chance

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

I feel as though my style of play is very unique I can’t really compare it to anyone in the league but it’s similar to Tj Ward small but very aggressive.

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

The biggest obstacle that I had to overcome was being away from my mom who was diagnosed with dementia while I was in junior college. How I overcame this was just focusing more on my craft with football and graduating college like she would have wanted.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre-game rituals would normally do a lot of stretching, listening to music, or catching punts

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

One of the most memorable plays of my career was my senior year against the #1 team in the country at Mankato. They tried a Qb run with the RB leading up and I flipped that QB and the ball came out causing a fumble and the crowd went nuts.

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

One of the coolest things I’ve done is motivated my close friends to not give up on their dreams with football & it’s good to see them now enrolled and have earned scholarships at their respective colleges the sky’s the limit for them both.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My favorite Team growing up I can’t lie I’m from the Bay Area I been reppin Oakland Raiders since forever.

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

Three people I could have dinner with the most common answer would be naming celebrities but I’m just fine with getting a meal with my guys a and some laughs that’s all. My Boy’s Zay, Dom, & Money.

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