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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Seamus Nelson, LB, Montclair State University

Seamus Nelson
Seamus Nelson the play making linebacker from Montclair State University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Seamus Nelson
  • Position: LB
  • College: Montclair State University 
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 225 lbs 
  • Instagram: @lseamusl

1.How has your experience as a Montclair State University Redhawks player been?

My experience has been great. I’ve been blessed to spend the first two years of my college career playing along side my older brother and then another when he decided to come back and coach with the team and being able to form a family with the rest of my teammates has been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

2.What is your favorite workout?

Bench press

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

I try to make my mindset on the field the same as everyday life, and that is I am going to outwork the person in front of me no matter what it takes.

4.What is your favorite stadium that you have played in?

The favorite stadium I’ve played in has to be rowan university because along with it being a very beautiful facility and atmosphere we always come out of  there with a win so I have good feelings associated with their stadium.

5.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

It would have to be Tim Tebow because I really admire what he does off the field and he was just such a passionate player I feel like I would be able to learn a few things from him.

6.What do you do for fun?

If I’m not doing anything football related as far as training I really enjoy hanging out with friends and playing pick up basketball or football.

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7.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

The biggest challenge for me in life would have had to have been my shoulder injury I acquired in high school. It took hard work and persistence to come back from. And it helped me learn that anything worth having doesn’t come easy.

8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

When I was younger my parents tried to expose me to as many sports as possible for me to find out what I truly loved and that with a combination of being a Giants fan for the greatest city in the world made me want to become a football player.

9.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments from football are playing along side both my younger and older brother in high school and being voted captain for Montclair because it showed me that my teammates trust me as much as I trust them.

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

What a team would get in a player like me is leadership, commitment, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to help my team win! 

11.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

If I make it to the NFL I would want to accomplish becoming the best version of myself until I’m one of the best players on the field.

12.If your life was a TV show what would you call it and why?

It would be called “Luck of the Irish” for obvious reasons.

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