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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nicholas Yearwood, LB, Newberry College

Nicholas Yearwood Newberry College 2022 NFL Draft
Nicholas Yearwood the senior linebacker from Newberry College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Nicholas Yearwood
  • Position: LB/OLB
  • College: Newberry College 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 240
  • Instagram: @beliveinnicholas

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft? 

I am a top prospect because of my ability to get through traffic and get to the ball carrier. My ability to change directions and play man coverage also makes me a top prospect. I have the size and the athleticism to play either inside or outside of the box.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football? 8

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you? NFL teams should know that i hustle to the ball relentlessly 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Homeless Shelters

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

“Your main focus is to remain focus” -Mama

Who was your childhood hero? 


Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

Pete Elmore

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

When the restaurant don’t have the sauce I want for my nuggets .

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

I had a chest injury my junior year after just getting the defensive player of the game award back to back. I overcame the injury and had a strong spring season to come in the fall and finish the job.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Newberry College is a fairly small school but the people here make the time worth it. This school is special to me because from the professors to the coaches the faculty has done nothing but showed me love since the first day i came here. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Honey Bun

What is the funnest part of football? 

Laying Wood

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

I am a dog soldier, and I will hunt until the end!

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

Thomas Davis

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

My Grandma, My Uncle Tommy, Damon Davis. I pick these three people because they were very significant in my life and are a big reason why i am who i am today.

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