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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lakeem Christmas, WR, Southern Nazarene University

Lakeem Christmas recently sat down with Damond Talbot of Draft Diamonds

• Name: Lakeem Christmas

• Height: 6’2

• Weight: 177

• Position: WR/KR

• College: Southern Nazarene University 

• Twitter: @lakeemdadream

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

•Freeport, TX 

I love the beaches and the rivers. Lots of water around, very therapeutic.

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

• Film Study, Practice, Strength and Conditioning. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• Not being a positive role model for my younger siblings and cousins. I don’t want to let them down. They think I’m the greatest.

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

•Academically I failed my first semester of college freshman year. I didn’t give up, I applied myself more, used the same work ethic I use for athletics and put it towards my course work.

What do your teammates say is your best quality? 

•My SPEED.

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

•Trevon Hartfield (Former AZ Cardinals DB)

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

• Coaching Football and Track at the Varsity level in High School.

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

• Room, desk and car

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 them all.

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

• Martin Lawrence, because Martin is naturally funny, he has different roles and characters, he’ll have you rolling on the floor it’s a different kind of laugh. Everyone needs a good laugh every now and then.

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

• Not playing all 4 years of college football. I kept practicing and working on my game. When I got the opportunity to get back on the field, I made the most of it.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Seeing someone from afar that I thought I knew, getting close and approaching them to come to find out that they’re not who I thought they were.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career? 

•Against ECU. I ran a 98 yard Kick return back right after halftime. That play describes the adversity I had to overcome.

•What song best describes your work ethic? 

•Eminem – Lose yourself

The willingness to learn. There’s always room to improve.

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

• DeQuan Raindle, he believed in everyone, he uplifted everyone. The hardest worker I know. He left his legacy. Everyone loved ‘em.

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

•The Jamboree 

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

•No one, I think every player in the NFL that’s being talked about has proved themselves worthy of why they are the ones being talked about.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be respected. If you are respected people have standards and morals pertaining to you. People will like you but won’t respect you.

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

•Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson.

The mans still got it. No one has feet like him. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I HATE to lose.

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

•My father. He’s always been there for me. Not everyone has a father in there life these days. I’m grateful to have mine.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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