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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Caleb Carter, LB, Southern University

Caleb Carter
Caleb Carter had a breakout season for Southern University in 2019 with 81 total tackles. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Caleb Carter
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Position: LB
  • College: Southern University
  • Twitter: @HeyMrCarter18
  • Instagram: Cswagger47

What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
Psychology, And No

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My motor, my speed, my hypeness, my hard working attitude 

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I see myself as a hybrid Safety/Linebacker. I can fit any scheme

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Champ (Dline) his attitude on the field is unmatched

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
After my True freshmen season I was ineligible because I felt short a credit. During that time, my grandfather died due to a bad surgery. And my grandpa meant so much to me. I was honestly depressed and stopped caring about school. PLAIN and SIMPLE, I lost my focus. The 2017 season when I was redshirted, I stopped making excuses for myself and had over a 3.0 the next semester to help me get back on the field. 

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Track and field

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
My first article/ bio in the newspaper, helping the team break a record with its first shut out since 2015. ( led the team with 11 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception) against PVAMU, and  also leading the team in tackles

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
Against UAPB when I flipped the running back, also back to back big plays to force the 3 and out (sack and qb forced fumble ) in the bayou classic 2019 when we needed to stop them in the clutch. Also Alcorn big hit (red zone ) on the rb to force the end of the drive in the championship with a few minutes Left in crunch time (2019) 

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Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I grew up playing running back. I always looked up to Ladainian Tomlinson. Lebron James too. But I’ve been paying attention to Jamal Adams. I KNOW when I have an opportunity to be in the hybrid position I’m going to be explosive and make big plays non stop. I’m the same height as Jamal, weigh a little more but faster. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
Kodak, 21 savage

And before a game I would listen to gospel or Drake sentimental songs that would get me to calm myself down. It honestly helps me think and meditate. I do that because I’m pumped and hyped ENOUGH days in advance to the game. and especially on game day.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Steak and potatoes, and gummy bears

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
My favorite movie is stump the yard and Friday

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
Honestly all I do in my spare time is literally WORKOUT and look at/ work on ways to improve my game and my daily life. If I don’t workout, I feel like I’m cheating on my / God’s gifts. Even when I’m by my friends  no matter where I’m at I’d drop down and do 100 push-ups. It doesn’t matter where I’m at. Lol.  My secret hobby is that I’m a chef. I really want to participate on a cooking show. And also I’m a great singer.

Who or what motivates you the most?
My future family motivates me THE MOST. EVERYDAY. I think about that. I know my dreams are bigger than me/ not all about me. I want to create a legacy and be a positive example to my future family. Just be their superhero. And also I feel like I owe my parents. They went without to make sure I always had the best things and always made sure I had the best equipment on the field ever since I was 3 years old. My parents sacrificed / traveled/ spent a lot of their hard earned money to make sure I can live out my dream. I understand that they DIDN’T HAVE to do that. That’s love forreal. 

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