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Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Justin Holden, Wide Receiver

Justin Holden
Justin Holden the free-agent wide receiver recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds. Check out this exclusive interview

Hello, I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL and CFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview of Justin and follow his journey on IG @jmannocho_8

1.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

My biggest challenge in life so far has been pursuing professional football without having any college game experience. 

2.What do you do for fun?

Hanging out with my girlfriend, occasional madden and 2k, and off-roading (ATV).

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

Very focused and in the zone. For gameday I’m really in the zone, the crowd seems to go silent. 

4.If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

Sri Lanka… the culture, it’s ALWAYS shorts weather, the beaches are beautiful, and I have family that is stationed out there.

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

-Little league football playing for Aurora, Co Cardinals for Coach Lindsay alongside with Phillip Lindsay
-Fast forward to high school game days; Always being double-teamed and scoring 
-Now I love the moments that I have been experiencing playing football for elite professional scouting camps that keeps me pursuing my dream at becoming an NFL WR.

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

Stutler Bowl Stadium in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

7.What is your favorite workout?

The jugs machine, it helps with my hand-eye coordination and counting spins of the ball from the throw to the catch. And my secret workout I use tennis balls, I watched Julio Jones do this when he first entered the league, it taught me how to use my fingertips instead of my palm of my hand to catch the ball. 

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

Well my mom looking out the window saw me throw a football about 50 yards at the age of 6, the decision was decided for me, and I have been in love with football ever since. 

9.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

My show would be called Views because I love the scenery. Every episode I would show the natural beauty of the world. Helping viewers with a piece of mind and relaxation.

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

Teams will get a physical receiver, who loves to block. They can also depend on me in redzone, 3rd down conversions, and catcher in traffic. In the locker room, I bring smiles, laughter, and camaraderie.

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

Hines Ward, I would love to talk with him about his experiences such as early life in Georgia, to playing for one NFL team his whole career, to those devastating blocks, being Super Bowl MVP, acting as a figure for social change, how much fun he had on the set of the Dark Knight, to winning Dancing with the Stars. 

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

Hopefully when I make it to the NFL I can make the 53 man roster.

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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