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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andre Flakes, DB, Troy University

What is your name?

Andre Flakes

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 200LB

What is your position?

Nickel/Spear

Where do you play college football?

Troy University 

Where are you from?

Milton FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Tim Tebow is my role model  because he handles himself on and off the field, a humble and respectful man

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played everything up until college, so I played basketball, baseball, track, and field, and did competition weightlifting 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest person I ever faced would have to be our running back Jordan Chunn, he is a big powerful back but also has some surprise getaway speed, and runs hard downhill.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

I would say, Hunter Reese, one of our D-lineman, he is undersized but his quickness makes up

for it.

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

So cold by Breaking Benjamin – I like all music so the hard rock gets me pumped up and ready

to hit someone.

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

I compare myself to Tyrann Mathieu because he moves around a lot, he is not scared to come up and lay a hit on someone and reads the field good.

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

The biggest obstacle in my life is not having my real dad in my life all the time and growing up learning things on my own, but my stepdad was a big blessing that came into my life to help me overcome things I needed as a young man

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Some of the pre-game rituals I have was to dress up and “swag” out  because if you look good you play good, and then just listen to my pregame playlist and go over my plays

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

The most memorable play in my college career was my big hit on Danny Etling that took him out of the game and gave us more momentum

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

WHO DAT!! I am the biggest New Orlean Saints fan, I’ve been watching them since I could remember.

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

If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive I would have to say, Tim Tebow, Will Smith, and Kevin Hart. 

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