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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Knikeem Lewis, OL, Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart OL Knikeem Lewis took so time out of his busy schedule to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds for this prospect interview!

• Name: Knikeem Lewis

• Height: 6’3

• Weight: 290

• Position: OG/OL

• College: Sacred Heart University

• Twitter: @K_dot54

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

• Mays Landing, NJ.  Its a unique feeling living outside of big cities but still in a small town suburb. 

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

• Practice

Film Study

Strength and Conditioning

I believe practice is the most importan because repetition. Then film study because I believe you need to truly know your opponent before playing you need to be able to know what their strengths and weaknesses are. and strength and conditioning 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I constantly worry about my future and decisions and how they will affect my life in the long run.

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

• An example would be my freshman year in high school when I didn’t like playing football and I faced a tough decision to keep playing or quit. thank god I kept playing because it granted me an opportunity to play in college and further my education easier.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I would say my will to win or dependability. 

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

• James Rentz 

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

• Coaching football or Private Security 

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

• Room because there is no better feeling then cleaning your room. cleaning my room feels like a fresh start on the day and clean environments put me in a better mood. 

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 I could imagine living my life knowing I could have saved my family member and I didn’t.

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

• John Wick, because he is unstoppable.

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

• My biggest adversity would be finding myself

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Getting blindsided my freshman year 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• My senior year vs Duquesne in the first drive in the second half where I pulled and destroyed the defensive end. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares 

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

• IQ and Instincts

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

• My Great Grandmother because she was really the only grandparent I ever met and I loved her.

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

•Keem’s Night Club

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Dak Prescott

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be respected because having respect from people is something that is very valuable to me. 

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

•Jhonny Manziel, only because he had so much hype behind him coming out into the NFL and now he’s playing anymore.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I absolutely hate to lose. Losing gives me a burning feeling that doesn’t feel good at all.

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

•My Brother Kaiwan Lewis because he set so many good examples and footsteps to follow by. 

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