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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aaron Ivory, DB, University of Findlay

What is your name?

Aaron Ivory

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 203lbs

What is your position?

Safety

Where do you play college football?

University of Findlay

Where are you from?

Cleveland,Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom because of how strong she is.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Ms. McClinton

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I don’t know.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Chewy Chukwuneke

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

The Real is Back- Jeezy

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

It would be Earl Thomas because of his ability to range when the ball is in the air and how he fills the run in a solid manner. I make similar plays.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Transferring schools after my junior year in high school once my school closed. I went from playing Quarterback my whole career to playing safety in one year once I got to Glenville. I didn’t know where my college football career was headed, I overcame by working hard at my new position on the field and striving to become the best to do it with practice.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Throw around before the game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

The most memorable play of my college career was my freshman year catching the first interception of the season on the second play of my career. I knew from film study the route combination they liked on 3rd down, I defended a corner route and high pointed the ball. My teammates were hype which is what made is so memorable.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Volunteering for a youth football camp in Findlay. Teaching them the basics of football and ways to become better players as they grow.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

The Browns. Still is.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My Mom, Grandma, and sister

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