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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Diaunté Neufville, DB, Averett University

Diaunté Neufville Averett
Diaunté Neufville the speedy defensive back from Averett University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Diaunté Neufville
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 181
  • Position: DB
  • College: Averett University 
  • Twitter: @_Tae2Times_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Hibachi-San Japanese Steakhouse 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • Game IQ, tracking the ball, downhill speed 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

  • Give my daughter the World and take care of my parents and brothers.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Not respecting a shoulder injury that cost me a season…

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • “Running the show” keeping teammates on point with checks, play calls, alignment, and energy of the defense.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Devin Meritt DE unbelievable player, the true definition of a student-athlete, and a very good role model.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Usually Aunté or Tae

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?

  • I Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and would like to join the military if Football doesn’t work and hopefully, I can eventually get back into school to be a Coach.

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What is your coolest life moment?

  • It probably has to be my dad coming back home early to surprise my brother at his high school graduation from deployment.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • You Use To Love Me -Faith Evans

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?

  • Kevin Hart 

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Pittsburgh Steelers 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Short Fuse

What is your biggest fear?

  • Snakes

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Lamar Jackson still is not getting the respect he deserves..

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Usually wake up go to the Team meeting, then special teams check, then team meal then I try to get in the zone watching my favorite DB Tyrann Mathieu and opponent game film while listening to my Game Day Playlist. Every once in awhile I have the opportunity to talk to my dad right before the game that usually locks me in.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Use to be big on Collecting Jordan’s but not as much anymore.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

  • Tyrann Mathieu 

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

  • My Father is my definition of a perfect father and is who I idolize.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • All the surprises people who ain’t think I would make it this far.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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