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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Andre Brackett, DB, Bryant University

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Bryant University playmaker Andre Brackett recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Andre Brackett
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • College: Bryant University
  • Twitter: @Andre_brackett5

Tell us about your university/college. Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?

Bryant University is a rigorous private institution that prepares you for adulthood. I participated in intramurals along with attending W.O.K.E. meetings to improve campus culture.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My best quality is my passion and the urgency I play football with. I show how big my heart is and the love of the game by flying to the football on defense.

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

My role on my team is to be a playmaker and spark my team’s energy with my return skills. I am very versatile whether that is playing outside or slot corner. I also have very good return skills and am able to run down the field and make open field tackles. I am also a person who is able to lead by example and encourage my teammates .

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

Juston Christian

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

A time where I overcame struggle was when I was barely recruited out of high school and wondered to myself if I was good enough to play college football. Fortunately, Bryant University offered me, and I have been blessed to play since freshman year. I proved to myself that I’m capable of playing at a high level and showed  teams who overlooked me how good of a football player I am no matter my height. 

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

I would run track or play basketball.

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

I’m most proud of being a student athlete and a loving son. My biggest achievement is being a captain and winning the 2017 Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year,

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

My favorite play was running a cornerback blitz and dodging a blocker and wrecking the ball carrier to get a TFL and forced fumble.

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

Lebron James is my favorite athlete due to his impact on and off the court.

I would model my game after Brent Grimes or Taron Johnson.

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

Lil Baby or Meek Mill. My dad texting me before every game gets me pumped up

What is your favorite comfort food?

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movie actor is Adam Sandler because he is hilarious and achieved success with friendship and teamwork.

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

I workout and game on twitch or ft my loved ones. My hobbies include snorkeling,

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family and teammates motivate me the most. I give my best every game and continue to strive for greatness everyday 

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