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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryan Hibbets, K, Trine University

Ryan Hibbets Trine
Ryan Hibbets the big legged kicker from Trine University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check out his interview!
  • Name: Ryan Hibbets
  • Height: 6000
  • Weight: 215lbs.
  • Position: Kicker
  • College: Trine University
  • Twitter: @Hibbi_hib35

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Best restaurant in home town: Sportsman Inn

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My big leg, reliability, and the ability to make big kicks when needed

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

• First thing: buy something nice, second: save it

What has been your biggest failure? 

• I do not have failures, only steps to success

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Reliability with big kicks, ability to tackle the kickoff returner if needed. Not a single kickoff return has gotten passed me

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I am the hardest working player on my team. Others may disagree but I drive 45 minutes to kick on a turf field. I do it after a 10 hour work day in a factory. My days start at 5 A.M., and end at 8 P.M.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Hibbi Hib, Hibbs, The Boot

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

• Sports Recreation. I would love to be able to coach kickers or be an Athletic director one day

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Traveling the world to Greece. A week I will never forget

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Charlie Puth’s “If You Leave Me Now”

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

• I will play myself. No one can be me, just a version of me. I will do it myself to portray my character

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Indianapolis Colts

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

• Big Leg, extremely egotistical, will always find a way to out-do you

What is your biggest fear? 

• Frogs

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• T.Y. Hilton because he is always solid, he just doesn’t have the recognition he deserves

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Listen to some hype music in my dorm, go eat with the team, be extra early to the locker room to mentally prepare, always staying hype and excited all through pregame, lots of screaming with the team.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Woodworking, playing trumpet, singing in choir, sewing, working out, working at least 40 hours a week

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

• I would compare myself to Greg Zuerlein because he has a big leg, and he went to a small school as well

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

• My parents for sure. They go to all of my games, they cheer me on and they feed me so I can survive in this world. They always give me great advice on any topic

What motivates you to work hard?

• My motivation comes from knowing that anyone can succeed if they work hard at it. I work at kicking like it’s my job already.

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