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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Maliek Stephens, RB, Edward Waters College

Maliek Stephens
Edward Waters College running back Maliek Stephens is a quick back with great cutting ability. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Maliek Stephens 
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: RB 
  • College: Edward Waters College 
  • Twitter: @Trendsetterboob 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

•Wing station or Chick-fil-a

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Extremely hard runner, looking to score every time I touch the ball, always protects the QB, catches out the backfield 

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

• Start a business to get small school athletes more exposure

What has been your biggest failure?

• Being ineligible 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Leadership 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Jalen Thomas

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Boobie

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

• Criminal Justice but my dream is to always be around football. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

•   A tie between catching my first fish and scoring my first touchdown. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Rod Wave – Ribbon in the sky 

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

• Wesley Snipes 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Dallas Cowboys 

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

• Beware of Dog 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Failure 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Tarik Cohen

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Relax, eat light, stretch, read the 121 psalms, and listen to Dear Mama by Tupac and some local artists from my city.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Fishing, Cooking, Playing Cards, and Playing Madden

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

• Damien Williams 

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

• My grandfather and my cousin Tim Yarn they always pushed me and seen the best in me. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• I’ve been the underdog my whole life. Everything I got for I put the work in nobody had to ever make me work out or want to be great it was always in me I come from a city with some of the most talented athletes in the world a lot of them just let outside distractions get in the way of their success, but I want to be an example that if you stay humble, stay focused, keep God first, there’s no limit. 

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