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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brock Broughton, WR, Missouri Western

Brock Broughton recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds

•           Name: Brock Broughton

            •           Height:  5’11

            •           Weight: 200

            •           Position: WR

            •           College: Missouri Western State University

            •           Twitter: @brock_broughton

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

            •I am originally from Sandusky, Ohio. I lived there for about 15 years of my life and growing up there was awesome. Great area with great people and was a place that I am proud to call my first home. I then moved to Kearney, Missouri and the community here is awesome. Backs the school very well and is another place that I am proud to call my home. Game days were a favorite thing for bothareas and I loved that a lot!

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

            • I would say that it goes Film Study, Practice, and Strength and Conditioning.

What do you worry about, and why?

            •I think that being able to take care of my family and repay them for all that they have done for me. I want to be the most successful that I can be and give back to my parents who have done so much for me, as well as, my siblings who I am very close with. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about my family.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

            •I remember that at times I would rush my release off the ball and try to hurry through it. This was not helping anything because it was sloppy and not helping my get by the DB. Off to the side, I got my mind mentally right and just thought about slowing it down and doing the full release I wanted to. The next time I was up, I did just that and it was smooth and looked good.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

            •My teammates would say my best quality is leadership and how I am always working.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

            •I played against QB, Tre Roberson while I was at Western Illinois University and I played some Safety there. He was an great athlete and definitely a gamer.

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

            •I would be coaching the game of football. Grew up around it because my dad was a high school coach and just love the game.

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

            •My room. I am not a fan of having a messy room and like to have my things in certain places.

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

            •I would save one family member. My family means everything to me.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

            •I would be Will Smith. He is a talented individual all around and can do it all!         

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

            •One of biggest adversities in life was losing my cousin when we were both at a young age. It was tough because my brother and I were always hanging out with him. We were inseparable. I overcame it by making sure I gave it my all, all the time because he didn’t get the opportunities I had. God had a plan and reason for that to happen but he is definitely a big why to why I do what I do today.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

            •When I was little and the family was outside I used to run to this tree and call it the pee tree. I would pull my pants down before I got there and it didn’t matter who was over with my family.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

            •It was a play against Washburn 2 years ago and I ran a 10 yard out. The ball was placed to where I could only get it and I was full stretch and laid out to make the catch. One of my favorite catches for sure.    

What song best describes your work ethic?

            • Lil Wayne – I’m A Go Getta

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

            •Your mental. Being a student of the game and continuing to increase your IQ for the game.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

            •My cousin Nic. I want him to be able to experience the things I have and just be here with my family.  

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

            • The Lion’s Den

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?

            • Look, if they are in the league I do not see them as overrated.         

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

            •I would rather be respected. I do not care if people like me, you are always gonna have haters. Even if you do not like me though, you can respect me. I will earn that.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

            •Johnny Manziel, I say this because the guy was a gamer but could not stay out of the media with his off the field antics. If he could have just gotten that under control, he could’ve been a ball player.       

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

            •I hate to lose with a passion. I have been competitive my whole life and that is one thing I hate and can’t stand.             

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

            •I would say my parents. They have shown me what sacrifice looks like and how things should be done. I look up to them so much and am blessed to have the parents I do. No matter what I am thankful to have them as my parents. Truly have been and continue to be great role models for me.       

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