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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Bydarrius Knighton, S, Southeast Missouri State University

Bydarrius Knighton the play making defensive back from Southeast Missouri State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Bydarrius Knighten
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 205
  • Position: Safety
  • College: Southeast Missouri State University
  • Twitter: @clampsss

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Mexico Grill

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Always around the ball, whether it’s tackling, breaking up a pass, intercepting the ball or even chasing down a defender. 

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

• Take care of my mother

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not being able to attend my grandmother’s funeral, due to a football game. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Hard working and always pushes others to be better 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Mark Robinson

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• B-day

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

• Recreation. I don’t really have a dream job. I feel that my purpose is to share my knowledge with my peers so that they can have a better chance at success. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Breaking up a pass on 4th down to win the conference championship.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Rod Wave- Dark Clouds

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

• Kevin Hart 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Baltimore Ravens

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

• Danger 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Failure

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Kristian Wilkerson

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I try to watch as much film as possible before game day. This helps to clear my mind when the time comes. I don’t want to clutter my mind with certain formations and personnels until I step foot on the field. I would say relaxing my mind and body is the way I prepare for a game.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I like to try different sports. Any sport that I’m not familiar with, I try to learn the basics of it. This helps get me out of my comfort zone.

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

• Eddie Jackson

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

• My mother has impacted my life in ways that I cannot put into words. She does so much for my siblings and I. She is the reason why I even play football. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My family motivates me to work hard. Whenever I don’t feel like working out, I think of how I can change their lives forever by pursuing football.

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