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NFL Draft Diamonds Interview: Malik Pierre, RB, LIU Post

2017 Statistics

  • 135 carries – 858 yards – 6.36 YPC – 11 TDs
  • 48 rec – 404 yards – 8.42 YPR – 4 TDs

What is your name?

  • Malik Pierre.

Where do you play College Football?

  • LIU Post.

What position do you play?

  • Running Back.

What is your height/weight?

  • 5’9″ 195lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • Basketball, track, wrestling.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • It’s hard to say because as a running back there’s no 1 person I go against every play.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • Yes, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and The Game.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • No real superstitions.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My father, he is the perfect example of hard work, and dedication to my family.

You are a Finance major. What made you pursue that subject?

  • My uncle works in the finance world and we are really close, and it seemed interesting to me.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • History was my least favorite, and business law was my favorite.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Meeting and become friends with so many different people, outside of the football team.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • The Eagles, and Terrell Owens. I just gravitated to them as a child, and Terrell Owens work ethic and passion caught my eye.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play? 

  •  Training Day, I would be Alonzo because that’s my favorite movie and character of all time.

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who are they? 

  1. LeBron James.
  2. 50 Cent.
  3. Jay Z.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • Martin Luther King and I would want to ask him how tough it was to not fight back and keep himself level headed.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Superman, because he can do anything.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • After doing the workouts asked by coaches putting in hours of extra work daily when nobody else wants to.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • College friends are going to be my lifelong friends, rather than high school friends.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  •  School is more important than you think, and to take it more seriously.

Why do you wear #1?

  • No particular reason, I just wanted a single digit and I felt it was a good fit.

What is the best part of your hometown, Holbrook, NY?

  • Joe’s pizza around the block from my house.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • LeBron.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • Xbox one and I haven’t been playing too many games lately.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • Winning the conference championship my redshirt sophomore year.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  • I’d wish that nobody in the world was homeless, to be able to see my mom one more time and world peace.

What is your hidden talent?

  • I write lefty but play sports righty, and can do many things with both.

If there is a book written about Malik Pierre, what is the title?

  • Behind the smile.

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Travel the world.
  2. Live in a different country for more than a year.
  3. See the pyramids in Egypt.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • Dexter on Netflix.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • Spend it with my family.

If you could run over one NFL LB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Ray Lewis because he’s the best linebacker my generation has seen.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the LIU Post football team?

  • Individually I want 2,000 all-purpose yards, and as a team i don’t want us to lose a single game.

If you could give NFL scouts three words to describe the type of man they are getting in Malik Pierre, what would they be?

  1. Dedicated.
  2. Selfless.
  3. Self-motivated.
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