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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Allen Pittman, LB, Nicholls State

Allen Pittman the speedy LB from Nicholls State recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Allen Pittman
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: LB
  • College: Nicholls State
  • Twitter: @MostDef_

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

My major at Nicholls State was Petroleum Engineering Concentration in Safety Management. Campus life was great.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

They would probably say my leadership on the field.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I think that I run well. Inside or outside linebacker suits me best. I played some strong safety and running back in high school. I could potentially help all three phases of the game if asked to.

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

QB #11 HBU 2016

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

#55 Sully Laiche. Dude is amazing. I’m glad Sully was on my team. I’m confident that he will find a spot in the pros.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

I struggled my freshman year and was forced to red-shirt. I worked hard and earned a starting position that following spring.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

I played some baseball when I was younger, but I made my commitment to football. If I didn’t play football, I would focus on a career as a safety technician in the oil and gas industry.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

4 times All-Conference selection and 2 time All-American

Describe at least one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career?

54-yard pick 6 against Lamar University and 16 tackles against Texas A&M

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite team is the New Orleans Saints. I always respected the way Kwon Alexander plays the game.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

My favorite artist is Lil Wayne. I play his music to get pumped before games.

What is your favorite comfort food?

I like all kinds of food. Tastees Donuts are the best down here.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movie is Friday Night Lights.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

If I have any free time I would most likely play Madden.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My mom motivates me the most. She always wants the best for me.

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