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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Christen Nelson, RB, Saginaw Valley State University

Christen Nelson
  • Name: Christen Nelson    
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Position: Running Back
  • College: Saginaw Valley State University 
  • Twitter: @ChristenJuan24

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

Fish and Fry

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Good hands, burst, shifty, powerful

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

• I would buy my mom a home in California so she could be closer to her mom and sister. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• I would say my biggest failure would be never winning a conference and national championship 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• They would say my best quality is my work ethic.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

I believe I am the hardest worker on my team, but the hardest working teammate on my team is Quelo Robinson.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

My nickname is Chris. 

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

I graduated with a Bachelor’s in University Studies and currently getting my Master’s in Communications and Mass Media. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• I have two cool life moments. One was coming back an injury when many people said I could not come back and be how I was. The second was watching my little brother win his first sports trophy after helping him train and get better all summer. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

The song I would sing at Karaoke night is Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe.

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

I would pick Jamie Foxx to play me in a movie. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

My favorite football team in the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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

My warning label would say, “Beware of Intensity”.

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What is your biggest fear? 

My biggest fear is to not accomplish the goals I have set for myself. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

Tony Pollard

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

On game day I like to listen to music and relax. I like to focus on what I need to do and get in the zone by focusing on myself and doing breathing techniques. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

My hobbies other than football are basketball, golf, cooking, 2K, taking walks, bowling.

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

I would compare myself to Alvin Kamara and Saquon Barkley. 

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

My two little brothers have been the biggest influence on my life. My brothers are my biggest motivation. I have one brother that asks me all the time what I’m going to do when I go to the NFL. In my family, it’s not normal to go after your dreams and make it. It’s more to get a decent job so you can provide for your family. I want to change that. I want to give them hope that if their older brother can do it, they can too. I want to change the mindset of my family and create a more successful mentally; that anything can be achieved if you keep God first and be the hardest worker.

What motivates you to work hard?

People letting me I can’t do something motivates me to work hard and to prove them wrong. 

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