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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sallu Kargbo, CB, Grinnell College

Sallu Kargbo Grinnell College
Sallu Kargbo, CB, Grinnell College
  • Name: Sallu Kargbo
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 180
  • Position: CB
  • College: Grinnell College
  • Twitter: @Sal_K_3

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Los Primos

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • My quickness and ability to change direction

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

  • Hire a financial advisor

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Losing in the second round of sub-state my senior year of basketball.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My work ethic

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Danny Carter

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Sal

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

  • Chemistry. I’d like to use my background in organic chemistry to explore options for living on other planets.

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Getting into college.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Dreams and Nightmares.

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

  • Will Smith

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Chicago Bears

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

  • “Warning: extremely competitive”

What is your biggest fear?

  • Not being able to provide for my family

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Kyle Fuller

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Wake up. Scroll through social media. Brush my teeth and wash my face. Eat breakfast with the team. Watch some college game day/listen to music. Hang out with the team. Stretch. Dress. Warmup. Play.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • I like to play any sport I can in my free time. From basketball to golf to volleyball. It doesn’t really matter.

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

  • No one.

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

  • My grandpa, Frank Carlton. Living with my grandparents a majority of my life allowed me to see first hand what a good work ethic means. From the time I started playing sports, he taught me what it meant to be a winner. But more importantly, he taught me to be selfless in everything I do.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • • My family. We’ve struggled through the majority of my childhood and I work as hard as I do so that I can show them how much they all mean to me.

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