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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kyland Richey, TE, Jackson State University

Kyland Richey Jackson State
Kyland Richey (85) the four-year starter at tight end for Jackson State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Kyland Richey
  • Height: 6040
  • Weight: 240
  • Position: Tight End
  • College: Jackson State University
  • Twitter: @kyland00

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Rudy’s

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • My physicality in the run game.Also my catching.

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

  • Put most of it away and take care of my mother.

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Dropping a touchdown in the playoffs in high school at cowboys stadium vs our rival.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My work ethic

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Me!

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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Big Kyland

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

  • Industrial technology and if I don’t make it as a football player I will be an industrial engineer 

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Getting to playback at home my freshman year vs TCU and starting as a true freshman.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Lil Baby Solid 

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

  • Kevin Hart

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • New England Patriots 

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

  • Caution!

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Losing my Mom

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Eric Ebron Tight end

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Have my headphones on thinking about all my whys I play the game of football for and then my assignments and then I go play the game I love and have fun!

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Playing baseball at Jackson State

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

  • Eric Ebron Tight End for the Colts

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

  • I say, my Mom, she pushes me every step of the way and is my number one fan since day one!

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My Mother motives me to work hard she deserves the world and I want to give it to her and the love of the game also motives me to be great.

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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