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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kyle Kitchens, LB, Catawba College

What is your name? 

Kyle Kitchens

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 235

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Catawba College

Where are you from? 

Decatur, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mom is my role model because she will do whatever takes to help me out in any way. She guided me through so many obstacles in life.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Chamberlain

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Lacrosse, Basketball, and Baseball  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jac’que Polite, Brandon Floyd, Lewis McCormick

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Trey Evans

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

Right Above It by Lil Wayne (Ft Drake)

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

Von Miller because his first step is explosive, hand fighting skills, his ability to create different pass rush moves, and last his dance moves.

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

Lack of exposure. I just continue to work out, attend various camps, and send out my highlight film. I had some great mentors growing up that have continued to push me in life. I just had to be patient and wait for my opportunity.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I clean my dorm room, wash clothes, and watch movies

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

I returned a 90-yard interception against Mars Hill

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

Feed the less fortunate

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Atlanta Falcons

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

Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and Kevin Hart  

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