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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Sean Kubit-Miller, DT, Albion College

Sean Kubit-Miller of Albion College DT from Albion participated in the College Gridiron Classic Small School Event and performed well enough to be chosen to the main game!

• Name: Sean Kubit-Miller

• Height: 6’1

• Weight: 297

• Position: DT

• College: Albion College

• Twitter: @seank_TheRev

Tell us about yourhometown, and what you love most about it?

•  I grew up in Redford MI, A small suburb rightoutside of Detroit. The thing I loved most about it was that my family wasalways close by. I grew up with my grandparents and cousins right down the roadfrom me. We were always together which made it a great experience even duringtough times.

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

• The first for me would bestrength and conditioning. You can be prepared for anything through film study,but if you’re not physically there you can’t execute properly. Film study wouldcome second. Once you can identify tendencies and weaknesses in the oppositionit simplifies the game and slows it down in difficult situations. Then practicedoing those other two things makes practicing your craft that much easier. Alsoallowing you to practice with intensity all the time which translates onto thefield.

What do you worry about,and why?

• I worry about letting my family and people who have invested in me down. I have been blessed with a strong support system of people who have made crucial sacrifices to allow me to reach my full potential. I tend to have a feeling of anxiety about that. I don’t want to fail or let them down ever. In all honesty, it is a great motivator as well. It’s one of my driving forces to go harder on the last set in the gym or that next assignment in class.

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

•  When I got to school my freshman year Iwanted to join ATO, one of the fraternities on campus. It was made up of mostlyfootball players and seemed like a good fit for me. Unfortunately I was stilladjusting to college and the academic rigor of Albion. I didn’t end up meetingthe school’s GPA requirements to be able to join. I wasn’t off by a lot butclose didn’t cut it. So It caused me to evaluate how I approached school workand time management. I was able to boost my overall GPA greatly as well asexceed their requirements which allowed me to join ATO where I have been amember for the last three years.

What do your teammates sayis your best quality?

• After my Jr. year seasonI won our Captain award signifying the role I played as a leader on our teamwhich was voted on by the team for that year. So with finishing up my seniorseason I would say I still exemplified that quality again to the best of myability. Some of my teammates have also said I am personable and have a verydriven mindset which is what leads to the success I have been blessed to have.

Who is the best player youhave ever played against in college?

• Best player I’ve playedagainst is my teammate Markell MCcoy as a running back he challenged meeveryday to make sure I stayed on my grind and in my gap.

What would your career beif you couldn’t play football?

• I would work in SportsManagement or do Mission work in Haiti.

Room, desk and car – whichdo you clean first?

•  My Room.

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

• I would choose my familyfor sure. They are the most important people to me.

If you could be anytelevision or movie character, who would you be and why

• The equalizer movies with Denzel Washington are awesome. I would love to play his character in those movies.

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

• Growing up in a singleparent household with just my mother was very tough. I had to learn a lot ofhard lessons at a young age. I grew up a lot faster than a lot of the otherkids my age so it caused me to have a different outlook on life. The process ofovercoming it started when I forgave my father and started listening to thepeople in my life that were taking the time to mentor me. From that point it’s helped shape me into a more well roundedman.

What is your mostembarrassing moment?

• Probably when I wasyounger and fishing with my Grandpa I slipped off of the bank into cold waterand a thorn bush. It was not a pleasant ride home.

What was the most memorableplay of your collegiate career?

• This past season it wasour last game against Olivet and it was 4th and 13 and they were going for it.The crowd was loud the ball snapped and the guard came down on me heoverstepped so I club/ripped him to the outside for the chase down sack. It waselectric.

What song best describesyour work ethic?

  • No more pain- Tupac

What is the most importanttrait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the nextlevel?

•  Work Ethic/Coachable

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

• Tupac because I want to know how he did all of the things he did at such a young age. Keeping the work ethic and drive until his unfortunate death. Even with that his music and legacy still, lives on today.

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

• The Premiere

Who is the most overratedplayer in the NFL?

• I don’t believe anyplayer is overrated they made it to where I want to be so something got themthere.

Would you rather be likedor respected, and why?

• Respected, that is somethingthat you have to earn from people. You can like someone but not respect theperson that they are.

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

• Josh Gordon, Dude is anawesome athlete and player. He fell on hard times and made choices that herealizes he has to fix. I respect anyone who chooses mental health overmillions.

Do you love to win, or hateto lose?

•  I hate to lose, Even though it pushes me tobe better. The feeling is something that stays with me. Definitely drives me tomake sure I don’t have to feel it again.

Who has been the biggestinfluence on your life and explain why?

• Two people have been mygrandfather and my Mentor/Trainer Elon. From the minute I started playingfootball my grandfather has supported me relentlessly. He lives in NorthCarolina but throughout my college career managed to make it to two or 3 gamesa year and this past season stayed for a whole 6 weeks to watch me finish mysenior season. Not only that love and support but he has been big in keeping mespiritually strong and trusting in God throughout every blessing and tough timein my life. Elon has been training me since I was a sophomore in high schoolover the years we have developed an unbreakable bond. Throughout these pastseven years he has been one of the driving forces making sure I make gooddecisions and am always ready to compete at the highest level when the seasoncomes around truthfully one of my biggest blessings.

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