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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Donald “DJ” Hammond III, QB, Air Force

Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond III recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • Name: Donald Hammond III
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 223
  • Position: QB
  • College: Air Force
  • Twitter: dhamm_3

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Slutty Vegan ATL

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Arm strength and ball placement. Two things that I value very highly in my game. 

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

• Might be a nerdy answer, but definitely invest some and also put some away into savings.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not having the best win percentage as a starting QB in Air Force history. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Work ethic. No matter the conditions the one constant thing that my teammates can count on is me working as hard as I possibly can to get better. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I like to pride myself in being the hardest working person in a 20 mile radius. However, if I had to choose anyone beside myself it would be Lakota Wills. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• My nickname is DJ. Was a nickname given to me when I was about 3 years old. 

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

• My degree is in Aeronautical Engineering. My dream job would be working for NASA somewhere down the line. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Starting my first collegiate game in front of a sold out crowd aganist a Service Academy (Navy). 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Bet On It – Zach Efron..High School Musical 2

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

• Micheal B. Jordan 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Baltimore Ravens 

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

• Beware of the Dog

What is your biggest fear? 

• Heights

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Allen Robinson. 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Wake up, brush teeth and floss, utilize recovery boots, eat a light breakfast, watch football (if a game is on), shower while listening to my Gospel playlist, brush teeth again, head to stadium. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Has to be either video games or binge watching a TV show on Netflix. 

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

• Jalen Hurts, we have similar builds and both pride ourselves in the work we put in on and off the field. 

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

• My parents. They have been through so much to give my siblings, and I a good life. I aspire to have the same impact on my children when that day comes. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• The future and family. There’s obviously the personal motivation factor of wanting to be the best, but I also work hard so when the time comes I can take care of the people that mean the most to me and make them proud. 

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