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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Luke Sellers, FB, South Dakota State University

Luke Sellers the FB from South Dakota State University is a dog who is a machine in the backfield.
  • Name: Luke Sellers
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 250
  • Position: Fullback
  • College: South Dakota State University
  • Twitter: @LSELLERS36

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

• My hometown is Papillion, Nebraska. The overall community support is what I enjoy most about it. People around the community are always encouraging and want you to succeed with whatever that may be.

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

• These are all very key components to being the best you can be, but film study comes in at number one for me. Effective film study allows you to pick up tendencies and be one step ahead of your opponent. Knowing what your opponent is going to do before they do it increases your chances of winning that rep. Practice is what I’m ranking at number two. After film study, practicing all the potential scenarios that could take place on the field allows you to play fast when it comes to the actual game. Finally, strength and conditioning is very important itself and allows you to get your job done.

What do you worry about, and why?

• I try not to worry too much about things, but one thing I do worry about at times is my family. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and sacrifices my family has made to help me. My family’s overall health and well being is what I worry about most. Some of my family members have health issues which makes things difficult for them at times.

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

• The summer going into my senior year of high school I went to 6 college prospect camps trying to get my first offer. Feeling pretty good about my performances, I still did not receive an offer from any of the schools. I basically told myself I had to have a really good senior season if I was going to get an offer. Although I got hurt and only played 4 out of the 12 games, I performed well enough in those couple games for SDSU to offer me.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Leadership

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

• Greg Menard, North Dakota State University

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

• I would be a mechanic most likely if I couldn’t play football. I grew up watching and helping my dad work on cars. It’s interesting to learn all the different parts and processes of working on cars, so I could definitely see myself enjoying this career.

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

• My room would have to be cleaned first.

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

• This is a tough situation, but I would save my family member. Although it is 3 to 1, I love my family and would anything for them.

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

• I would like to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock’s movies mainly consist of action and comedy which are my top genres when it comes to picking movies. 

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

• I would have to say hyperextending my right leg during my senior year of high school was my biggest adversity. I only played 4 of the 12 games my senior year. Instead of being down on myself for the rest of the season, I pretty much became a coach and helped the next guy up in my position be the best he could be. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• When I was graduating high school and coming up the stairs to accept my diploma I tripped, but then luckily caught myself on the railing.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Last year against Indiana state in triple overtime, we ran power with me lead blocking and I pancaked the guy for the running back to get into the end zone which won us the game.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• My Moment- DJ Drama ft. 2 chains, meek mill, Jeremih

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

• Versatility is one trait that can really add value to you as a player. Having no limit to what you can and can not do is what teams will take notice too the most.

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

• I would bring back my grandpa, Jay Headley. He fought in WWII and he passed before I was old enough to actually know him. There are multiple pictures of him holding me as a baby and I’ve heard stories of how he was such a humble man. It would be cool to spend a day and really get to know him.

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

• B.I.D.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Kyle Juszczyk

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, because respect is earned not given.

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

• I would say Randy Gregory because of his substance abuse with marijuana. He is a freak athlete and did extremely well at Nebraska who led most people to think that he would do the same in the NFL. Instead of dealing with personal issues through this drug, there are other beneficial ways to get help that would allow him to play and avoid all these suspensions he has been facing.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I love to win more than anything and have all the hard work that was put in pay off. 

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

• My parents have been the biggest influence in my life. Growing up and seeing them do anything they can to make my life better really pushes me to be the best I can be.

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