NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Arelious Burns, RB, Wayne State College
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
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?
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?
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?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Bernie Mac, Dave Chappelle and Lavar Ball