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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alexander Hollins, WR, Eastern Illinois University

Alexander Hollins has been known for tearing up opposing defenses, and if you watch the film against Arkansas you will see what I mean!

• Name: Alexander Hollins            

        •       Height: 6’1

        •       Weight: 170

        •       Position: WR

        •       College: Eastern Illinois

        •       Twitter: Ahollins13

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

        •        I’m from a very small city and the thing I love about it is that people will support you

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

        •        Conditioning and practice because I have to be in shape and practice on getting better at what I do.

•  Film Study to know our teams game plan on how to approach our game and how were going to execute things.

•  Strength to be able to stay healthy and preventing from injuries.

What do you worry about, and why?

        •        I worry about being the best leader I can possible because I know my teammates feed off of my energy and gets pumped up when I make plays.

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

        •        In a game, I dropped a pass that could’ve put us down by one score, but I shook it off and I scored on our next possession.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

        •        The explosive plays I make for my team, it gets them hyped.

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

        •        Mark Williams

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

        •        I would be a football coach/mentor

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

        •        Room

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 my family member because it’s family over everything.

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

        •        I would be Rocky from the movie Rocky IV

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

        •        When I lost my mother in 7th grade but I still haven’t quite found closure from it. But she’s my motivation.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

        •        Really can’t remember any embarrassing moments.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

        •        My touchdown against EKU from my junior year.

What song best describes your work ethic?

        •        Return of the Mack 

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

        •        I have a small from but when I block I block aggressively. 

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

        •        My mother because she was literally my everything. She meant the world to me.

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

        •        A1ley’5 (Alley B is my nick name and 15 is my jersey number so I just replace the letter l & b with 1 & 5)

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

        •        I can’t say I don’t watch football that much

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

        •        I would want to be respected because respect takes you a long way.

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

        •        Kareem Hunt because he put his hands on a woman and now his career is over.

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 brother Anthony Brown because he makes sure I’m never content with where I’m at and always make sure I work hard 

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 [email protected]

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