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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Greg Liggs Jr., DB, Elon University

Greg Liggs Jr. The playmaking DB from Elon University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds very own Jimmy Williams.

Name: Greg Liggs, Jr. 
Height: 5’11
Position: CB, FS
College: Elon University
Twitter: @Greg Liggs21

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

I attended Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina. I was able to obtain two majors while studying undergrad, Business Marketing & Business Management. Life on campus is nice because the school is small and that gives you the opportunity to network and get to build genuine relationships with your peers.  There is good food mixed with nice people and beautiful scenery.  

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

I would believe my teammates would say my best quality is my outgoing personality and my ability to always keep a smile on my face.

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

I can see myself as a zone corner who can still play pressed man or nickel CB who can adjust in different packages.

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

The best player I have played against in college has to be Tarik Cohen my freshmen year.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Tre’von Jones because I see a little bit of myself in him. He has the ability to make big plays in big time moments and is always ready when his number is called. I’m looking forward to watching him grow as a player.

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

Going into my sophomore season I suffered a sports hernia in which I had to have surgery, and I missed the entire 2016 season. During that time, it was a mental and physical struggle on me because that was my first time having to deal with injuries that prevented me from playing. It was rough because when you’re on the sideline, you realize there’s nothing you can physically contribute to help your team be successful. I had to stay positive and force myself to stay focused on the things that could help me get back on that field and also help my teammates who were able to play. It allowed me to help them break down film, opponent tendencies, and give an outside perspective on things I thought could add to their game .

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


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

My biggest achievement was setting the interception record at Elon. I am most proud of this because it was a goal that couldn’t get accomplished alone or overnight. It was one of those goals that needed to be compounded over time and worked towards every game. It was a goal I set freshman year and it was just great to see it achieved after my last season. I set the record for most Ints in a season (8) and recorded 3 Ints in a game on two separate occasions. I was also honored to have been named as a 2019 Buck Buchanan Award Finalist.

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

My favorite athlete of all time would be a tie between Deion Sanders and Lebron James. I would say I model my game after Primetime because he played with an undeniable confidence and he had fun while doing it.

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

Huge Drake fan. I can get pumped to a lot of things before a games. My playlist usually includes some old Kanye West, Migos, Drake, Roddy Rich, Da Baby, Lil Wayne and some motivational speakers such as Eric Thomas. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Chicken pot pie and all types of seafood

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Jamie Foxx is my favorite actor because he is one of the few multi-talented people.

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

In my spare time I just like to do things that bring me joy. Everything from spending time with the family to playing video games and watching movies.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family and close friends motivate me to achieve everything I set my mind to. I have come to realize a lot of the decisions and actions I make will eventually have an effect on those close to me whether that be positive or negative. So, my family is definitely the one thing that is in the back of my mind when chasing my dreams.

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