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?
Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?
Who is your role model & why?
- My mother and father, they have provided for my brother/sister and I even when times were
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?
- Nick Saban.
- 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?
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?
What are three things on your “Bucket List?”
- Ride a elephant.
If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?
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?