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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Noah Turner, TE, James Madison University

Noah Turner
Former UNC Tarheel tight end Noah Turner is looking to produce for the Dukes in his final year. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Noah Turner
  • Height 6’3: 
  • Weight: 245
  • Position: TE
  • College: UNC-Grad transfer JMU 
  • Twitter: @noahturner6

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Lou Malnati’s pizza

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

•  The complete, do it all, tight end 

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

• Open my own training facility and pay off my siblings college loans 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure is that I worked extremely hard, for 4 years at UNC and never received the opportunity I always desired. But its hard to see it as a failure because I believe it prepared me for life and the many more years of football I plan to play. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• A work horse, that never stops pursuing perfection and the small details 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• At UNC, Chazz Suratt 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Turnman 

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

• Excerise & sports science. Dream job – own multiple training facilites around the country that trains elite athletes, mentally and physically 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My sophomore year of HS, I scored my first career touchdown with my older brother on the team, who was a starting O-linemen and was able to hug me and celebrate it with me 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• One Take – Lil Tjay

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

• The Rock

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Chicago Bears 

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

• Warning: I will out work you

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not becoming the man and football player, I always dreamed of and letting my family down 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Mitch Tribisky 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Listen to music the second I wake up, then come warm ups, i’m laughing, dancing, and feeling relaxed because i’m confident in my preparation. Minutes before kick off, I zone into a savage mode.  

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Reading, journaling, gaming, and discovering new ways to get better with my body, mind, and football 

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

• This isn’t suppose to sound arrogant, but I have a hard time seeing myself as another player because I believe I am and will become the best player at my position 

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

• My parents. Growing up, I watched both of them bust their tails for me and my siblings so we could have everything we ever needed. They directly & indirectly, taught me how to work hard. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• That I have an opportunity to change the trajectory of my life, my families life, and all of the people I plan on bettering In the future. If I continue to keep that at the forefront of my motivation, I believe I have the power to impact the lives of millions of people and become the man I’ve always wanted to be.  

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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