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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bo Highburger, LB, Western Oregon University

  • Bo Highburger
  • Western Oregon University
  • Twitter: @chefbolee

2017 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2017 GNAC Football All-Conference First Team.
  • 100 Total Tackles – 10.0 TFL – 3.5 Sacks – 1 INT – 2 FF – 1 TD – 3 FR.

What is your name?

  • Bo Lee Highburger.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Western Oregon University.

What position do you play?

  • LB, DE, S.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’0” 220lbs.

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

  • Wrestling, Baseball, Track & Field, and Basketball.

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

  • Alex Kappa (HSU).

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

  • Future.

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

  • No.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My mother and father, they have provided for my brother/sister and I even when times were
    tough.

You are a Economics major, minoring in Sports Management. What made you pursue those subjects?

  • I didn’t really have a good idea of what major to pursue and Economics jumped out to me when
    I took it.

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

  • Favorite class was Adv Football and least favorite was Math 111.

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

  • Watching my little brother and sister grow into young successful student athletes.

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

  • My favorite NFL team growing up was the Seahawks because they were the most local squad,
    and my favorite player growing up was Tyrann Mathieu. I think the way he plays the game is
    unique, and I admire the intensity/drive he has while on the field.

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

  • Lord of the Rings and I would play Legolas.

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

  1. Nick Saban.
  2. MLK.
  3. Barack Obama.

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

  • Abraham Lincoln.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Batman, he has the sweetest ride.

Better nickname, Bobo or Bo Lee?

  • Bo Lee.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Those who fight for our country everyday.

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

  • Outwork everybody, everyday.

Why do you wear #44?

  • It was the number I was given freshman year of HS.

What is the best part of your hometown, Veneta, OR?

  • The people and the lake.

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, Fortnite.

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

  • Beating Sac. State in our season opener in 2016.

What is your hidden talent?

  • Cooking.

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Skydive.
  2. Parasail.
  3. Ride a elephant.

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

  • Stretching.

If you could tackle any NFL RB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Bo Jackson, he has always been a huge idol of mine.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the Western Oregon football team?

  • Goals for the team are to win a conference title and national title. For me they are to be a 1st
    team all american.

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

  1. Intelligent.
  2. Physical.
  3. Fast.
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