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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mykelti Armstrong, WR, Marian University

2017 Statistics:

  • 27 rec – 392 YDs – 14.5 YPR – 3 TDs.

What is your name?

  • Mykelti Armstrong.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Marian University.

What position do you play?

  • WR.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’2″ 190lbs.

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

  • Baseball, basketball, and track.

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

  • Mark Fields.

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

  • Rap music and Lil Wayne, Gucci, Migos or 21 Savage.

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

  • No, I don’t believe in superstitions.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My mom is my role model because she basically raised me and my siblings by herself.

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

  • I’d have to say Business Law.

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

  • Just meeting the teammates that have become brothers now.

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

  • My favorite team was he Carolina Panthers. My favorite player was LaDainian Tomlinson because growing up I played running back and he was the most dominant back in the league at that time.

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

  • Batman in any of his movies.

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

  1. Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. LeBron James.
  3. Antonio Brown.

They are all three great role models

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

  • Martin Luther King jr because what he did for this country.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Batman because I grew up watching him save the day.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Hard-work to me is a person putting in a great deal of effort to become better at something, or to be the best at something.

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

  • You never know when it’s your time to be called on so be ready at any moment.

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

  • Market yourself don’t wait for your coaches to do that for you.

Why do you wear #16?

  • I actually wear number 5 now but when I transferred 16 was all they had open, but I wear 5 because it’s always been my favorite number and I’ve worn that number since I was In Pop Warner.

What is the best part of your hometown, Gastonia, NC?

  • It’s like one big family everybody knows everybody.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • I’m huge on LeBron.

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

  • Xbox One and FIFA.

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

  • Winning the first bowl game in Appalachian State football history.

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

  1. That this world would be equal.
  2. That everybody would love each other more.
  3. That we could stop all of the violence against one another.

What is your hidden talent?

  • That I was really good in baseball coming out of high school.

If there is a book written about Mykelti Armstrong, what is the title?

  • “Never Stop Pursing Your Dreams.”

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Skydive.
  2. Go to Dubai.
  3. Own a Dodge Challenger Demon.

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

  • 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.

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

  • Working on my craft more or watching film cut-ups.

If you could catch a TD from one NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Probably Cam Newton or Big Ben because they’ve been two of the best around for a while now.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the Marian University football team?

  • 60 catches 900 or better receiving yards 10 TD’s. The goal at Marian is to win a National Championship this year.

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

  1. Hard working.
  2. Coachable.
  3. Talented.
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