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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Arelious Burns, RB, Wayne State College

What is your name?

ARELIOUS BURNS

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 203

What is your position?

RUNNINGBACK

Where do you play college football?

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE

Where are you from?

Pompano Beach Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

My uncle Rodney Thomas because of how he carries himself. He is always trying to help people see the best in themselves when they can’t see it on their own.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Heather Valle

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes. Ran track for 2 years

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Winona State Linebacker  #7

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Myself and Xguery Vixamar

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

Wale- Bricks

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

Devonta Freeman because of our size and playing style. We are both good receivers out of the backfield.

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

My biggest obstacle in my life was going to junior college and not having much game film and doubted by coaches to ending up with scholarships and getting to this point. I just stayed humble throughout it all.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always read my daily bible verse and take out my Godmothers obituary and tell her i love her and kiss it and ask her to watch over me.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Getting to start my first game and rushing for 133 yards on 24 carries.

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

Motivating the young athletes to keep pushing for that scholarship. I love to give motivation and help people see what they are capable of.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Atlanta Falcons

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

Bernie Mac, Dave Chappelle and Lavar Ball

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