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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Keith Pearson Jr., WR, Presbyterian College

Keith Pearson Jr. Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College speedy wide receiver Keith Pearson Jr. recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot!
  • Name: Keith Pearson Jr.
  • Height: 5’9’’
  • Weight: 180
  • Position: WR
  • College: Presbyterian College
  • Twitter: @KINGZ__2

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Mr. Jalapeños. They have the best quesadillas around. 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• People would notice that I am sure-handed and can be used in a variety of ways within an offense or even on special teams.

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

• There are a lot of things I would do if I won the lotto, but the first thing I would do is make sure my family and my fiancé were taken care of. 

What has been your biggest failure?

• My biggest failure is not focusing as much as I should have in the classroom in high school.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I feel like my teammates would agree that my drive is my best quality. I am always determined to get better and work towards progressing at what I do.  

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I hate to single anyone out because everyone on my team works hard, but Colby Campbell sticks out the most. He has amazing work ethic in the weight room and on the field. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Yes, I have had few. In high school people would always call me deuce or KP and when I was growing up my family would call me KJ. 

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

• My degree is in Sociology. The dream job for me would be coaching and counseling in my hometown, if I do not make it as a football player.

What is your coolest life moment?

• Graduating high school and getting a scholarship to play football for a Division I program.  

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• I would sing Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. 

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

• Michael Ealy would have to be my go to actor.

Who is your favorite football team?

• Carolina Panthers 

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

• Caution: High Speeds

What is your biggest fear?

•  My biggest fear is letting those who care about me down. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• I would say Taylor Gabriel, because he is undersized.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• I wake up, have a pregame meal, go to the strength coach and get stretched or rolled out. Then head to the locker room and listen to a few motivational videos before we walk to the stadium. 

Do you have any hobbies?

• I love to go to the basketball courts and get some shots up whenever I can. 

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

• It would have to be former NFL receiver Steve Smith. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and while he lacks size, he makes up for it with heart. He’s someone that I have always tried to model my game after. 

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

• My Godfather because he has always been there for me and he is someone that I could always count on when times were difficult. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My nieces and nephews are my motivation. I want them to see that no matter where we come from or what we go through we can always be successful. I am the first member in my family to go to college, so growing up I never had someone to look up to. I feel that by me being successful in school, and not just on the field, will inspire them and that may influence them to follow in my footsteps. So, that is why I work so hard on the football field and in the classroom.

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