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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Deunte Chatman, RB, New Mexico Highlands

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Deunte Chatman the former standout high school running back is hoping to have a huge senior season for New Mexico Highlands
  • Name: Deunte Chatman
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 230lbs
  • Position: RB
  • College: New Mexico Highlands
  • Twitter: @DChat_5

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Whataburger 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • My vision will be one of the first things that will be pointed out 

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

  • Invest a great part of the wins into a stock dividends account

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not being able to contribute to my HS team toward the end of the season due to an injury 

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What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My ability to assist my teammates who might have issues with play calls or things of that nature. Being sort of a player coach.  

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • DJ

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

  • General Studies w/ focus in International Business and Sports Management . My dream job is to be my own boss, an entrepreneur in all aspects of it. Multiple business and streams of income is something I aspire to achieve.

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Being the first person in my immediate family to graduate with a four year degree 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Dreams and Nightmares – Meek Mill

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

  • Denzel Washington 

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • Houston Texans 

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

  • Tread Carefully 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Not living my life to its fullest potential 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Derrick Henry

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Wake up, eat breakfast, listen to my gameday playlist while on the way to the facility, being the first one there so I’m able to lay out my uniform and clothes for the game. After all of that I stay to myself, meditate and prepare my mind properly for the game ahead.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I enjoy playing video games, building my stock portfolio and watching movies and shows on Netflix and movie theaters.

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

  • I would compare myself to Alvin Kamara. His versatility and ability to make a large contribution anywhere on the field is something I model my game around.

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

  • My Mom because I’ve seen her endure so much throughout my life and provide for me and my sisters by herself is simply remarkable. It’s a journey I will always remember for the rest of my life.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My family. Knowing that I can make a difference in their life by doing what I love is more than enough motivation for me. 

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