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Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Markiesh Harmon, Punter

Markiesh Harmon
Markiesh Harmon the free agent Punter recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check out his 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 Markiesh Harmon’s interview and follow his journey on Twitter @MHarmon24

1.Most Interesting teammate that you’ve played with and why?

The most interesting teammate would be Justin Lewis. I remember this man came on to the field in a cast playing the WR position, and I remember thinking “there is no way he is serious”. But he was catching one-handed passes on people like it was nothing. Later finding out that his work ethic and focus on each sport he played was intense. He brought out greatness in others he surrounded himself.

2.What is your favorite workout?

My favorite drill would be the Oklahoma drill, for the intensity that people would bring at the end of camp. My favorite workout like a lift would be leg presses. I like the way it makes me feel stronger after each lift and it saves my back when I do heavy weights so my recovery is quicker than traditional squats.

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

My mindset is to play to the best of my abilities and being adaptive. I trust my fellow teammates to do their job as they rely on me to do mine. In college, I was a Defensive Back and Punter. So my goals differed depending on my position. So mostly as a DB, I would obviously want to lock down the WR and stop the outside runs. As a punter, it was to pin the opposing team back. I felt like I had a huge influence in each game so I had to perform day in and day out.

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

I always wanted to live in California ever since I was young. There are a bunch of places I would like to visit and try. For example, see the Golden Gate Bridge, what surfing is like, and to ride on trolleys. I think overall it would be a really cool experience.

5.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

My biggest challenge was when my mother passed away from lung cancer I was in college. It was hard to accept that because she never smoked in her life. I had to work and finish up the semester which was really challenging. But I was able to persevere and I’m proud of that. I fulfilled my promise of graduating to her.

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6.What do you do for fun?

I play video games, write poetry, and play other sports with my friends. I like to stay pretty active mostly. But mostly playing call of duty in my spare time with my friends is my go-to right now.

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

So at Worcester State our home field “Coughlin Athletic Field”.

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

I wanted to try a different sport. My father played football and I wanted to be like him.

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

Unbreakable. I had dealt with a lot of obstacles in my life and the tv show would show how I got over them.

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

They would get a dual threat. Someone who has field vision/awareness of a DB and the focus/precision of a punter. I would be a guy able to run the ball on a fake punt and get the first down (due to my track background). I have a lot of tricks in my bag, and I would be excited to show a team what I can do.

11.What is one thing that you hope to accomplish that doesn’t involve football?

I would love to give back to a hospital for cancer research or start a charity in my mom’s name.

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

I would say, Chad Johnson. My three reasons why are: 1. He is a chill person. 2. I would gain knowledge from him. 3. He would be a fun person to be around in general.

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