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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Khalan Tolson, LB, University of Illinois

Khalan Tolson the hard-hitting linebacker from the University of Illinois recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Khalan Tolson the hard-hitting linebacker from the University of Illinois recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Khalan Tolson
  • Position: LB
  • College: University of Illinois
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 233 lbs
  • Twitter: @KhalanTolson
  • Instagram: @khalantolson

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Getting my first college offers in 10th grade, when I got accepted to college my senior year of high school and when I got my first start against Michigan State my sophomore year of high school.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

The ability to show my talent at the next level.

What sets you apart from other linebackers?

My versatility which includes special teams, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and the ability to cover.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Knowing your playbook, executing and giving it your all.

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

Devin White, because he is my favorite linebacker and I like his abilities he brings on the football field.

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

Just watching my dad play as a young kid and following his footsteps so I took it and ran with it.

What should we know about Khalan Tolson the person?

I am goofy, honest, respectful, and low key like very laid back.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

Just by training, studying the playbook and watching film.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I’m a alpha male, so I accept all challenges and don’t back down from challenges.

What would a team get in a player like you?

Multiple roles, and a player that brings lots of versatility to the roster.

What do you love about the game of football?

I just love building a brotherhood with teammates for life.

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

I would say I bring positive energy.

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