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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Keveon Broadwater, LT, Tusculum University

Tusculum OL Keveon Broadwater is a dog for the Pioneers. He is hoping to finish on a strong note and catch the eyes of NFL scouts.
  • Name: Keveon Broadwater
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight:305
  • Position: Left Tackle
  • College: Tusculum University
  • Twitter: @BeboBroadwater

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

• Gaffney is my hometown and it’s located in South Carolina. When you speak of Gaffney everyone knows about the tradition it has with its football team, Gaffney Indians, and the famously known peach water-tower that looks like a “buttock”. The best thing about my hometown is how relatively small it is, so everyone will know you by word of mouth or by family. I have a lot of family in Gaffney and still to this day continue to meet new relatives.

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

• For me, strength and conditioning come first then practice and lastly film. Everything you put into sculpting your body to make it faster and stronger begins the process of building your foundation to becoming an elite athlete. Training is a time to beat the odds of adversity and to compete against yourself physically and mentally to reach the goals you have set in the future. All the work then shows forth in practice. Practice can easily separate the boys from the men. During practice, you see who wants to get better and critique their craft to be prepared on game day. Film is essential to tying these last two aspects together. I watch film to lean the strengthens and weakness of my opponent. Watching film shows me the corrections I need to make coming into practice.

What do you worry about, and why?

• A lot of times I worry about failing my family. I constantly wonder what will come next in my life after college whether going to grad school, playing pro ball, or starting a family. I see my older siblings accomplishing a lot of great things in their life and I don’t want to be the one to let them down. I aspire to help a lot of people one day and I want my accomplishments to show for it.

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

• Just last summer when a group of friends and I went to a fair ground. We were supposed to go on a zip line because we never did it before and we figured we should do it together. My fear of heights restricted me of going down the zipline, so I missed out on the opportunity. As of May 22, 2019, my Upward Bound staff went to a ropes course and I had the opportunity to their zipline. I had a supportive staff that was encouraging me to jump and I enjoyed every minute of it.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•   I see my teammates choosing my dedication on and off the field as my best quality. Especially when it comes to my school work, I take my education very seriously. I will not go out on weekends knowing I have tests and assignments to submit the following week. I also put a lot of time, scheduling, and organization for the clubs I’m involved in. On average between my Civic Engagement club, my two mentoring programs and being an orientation leader I spend 10-13 hours a week with these programs.

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

• Eddie Studyvance

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

• I would pursue a career in psychology. During my studies at Tusculum University, their courses have really enlightened me about the dysfunction and abnormalities everyday individuals go through. I would love to be the median that can help bring awareness to them to begin the healing process.

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

• First is the room because I can not function in a dirty environment. Second is the desk because I need to have a clean work station and last is the car even though I don’t have one.

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

• I would choose three strangers to save. Not knowing anything about them their lives could hold valuable importance and would be less demoralizing than saving one member without living with the rest of my family.

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

• I would be Seth Rogen. His humor meter is off the charts along with producing and casting in a lot of hilarious movies.

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

• Speech Impediment

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Back in 6th grade on the first day of class, I used the Women’s restroom rather than the Men’s restroom. Luckily no female was in there, but since my classroom was at an angle they saw me walk in.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• I recovered one loose ball fumble in the end zone for a touchdown versus Virginia State Uni. and another one in the end zone at Mars Hill Uni. my freshman year in college. I was the leading scorer for a couple of games which made it better to laugh about with my teammates.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• “Kno the meaning” by Future of the DS2 Album describes my work ethic. I love to hear people say that I fell off the same way they talked about the Future. His mindset to get back to the basic in order to re-adventure back to the old version of himself and work harder than anyone doubting him.

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

• My work ethic is the most important trait to have. I enjoy working on chores at home so my grandparents or family members do not have to do as much.

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

• My grandfather Wayne. I only have a few memories with him growing up and I would have loved for him to see me play college ball and walk across the stage at graduation.

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

• Whole in the Wall

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Travis Frederick.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Being respected by your peers can go along the way than just being liked. Having respect for others means you can put your trust into them.

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

• Sadly is my Uncle Perry, William Perry (The Fridge), could have stayed off the beer and liquor he could have added some more time in the NFL and become an outstanding influence to others.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to Lose

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

• My grandfather Crosby. I have spent so much time with him growing up and learning about, construction, financial, showing me to be a smart respected man in this society. Even at eighty-five years old he is still teaching me something new when I see him.

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