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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Austin Goffney, DB, Lamar University

Austin Goffney the hard hitting defensive back from Lamar University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check it out.
  • Name: Austin Goffney
  • Position: DB
  • College: Lamar University 
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 203 lbs
  • Twitter: @AAGoffney
  • Instagram: @agoffney

1.What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

  • I’d say probably my ball skills and physicality. I would also say I’m a very instinctual player.

2. How do you prepare for games?

  • I prepare for games by talking to my dad and brother. I will also listen to music while I watch some film on my opponent.

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

  • If I could hang with any football player it would have to be Tyrann Mathieu or Jamal Adams. I feel like those guys have a lot of fun on the field and I could learn a lot from them as well.

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

  • Honestly I’ve known since I was about 7 years old when I first started playing.

5. What should we know about Austin Goffney the person?

  • I’m a Christian. I’m the hardest working person you will meet. I am competitive at every aspect of life. I am enjoy reading books by Jon Gordon. I am also very interested in commercial real estate as well.

6. What is your favorite coverage and why?

  • My favorite coverage is probably cover 2. I say this because I have the ability to control a whole side of the field.

7. What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

  • I believe I bring different energy than most. I would say I’m not the biggest ra-ra guy on the field. I bring most of my energy through making plays for my teammates.

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

  • My favorite moments are scoring two touchdowns in Reliant Stadium and also being able to still play this game at this level it’s a blessing !

9. What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

  • I’m looking forward to just eliminating all the noise and proving to myself that I have what it takes.

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

  • I believe a team would get a player who is willing to do anything for his teammates and coaches. A team would get a player who knows how to win and knows how to inspire others to as well.

11. What do you love about the game of football?

  • I love the relationships and the physical grind of the game. I believe that there is no team sport like football. You truly have to be a close knit or your team will be worth nothing.

12. What is your favorite workout?

  • My favorite workout is hill sprints. Back where I’m from there in Houston there is a huge hill all the athletes will go to and it’s very therapeutic.

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