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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ashton Grant, WR, Assumption College

What is your name?

Ashton Grant

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 205 lbs

What is your position?

WR

Where do you play college football?

Assumption College

Where are you from?

Manchester, CT

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother because she’s a god fearing, hard working, relentless woman. If she wants something she go gets it. That’s how I try to live my everyday life.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Professor O’Hara (Business Professor at Assumption)

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Charles Reid a corner who graduated from Assumption in ‘17. He was technically sound so you had to be on point with your own technique.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Cole Tracy our place kicker. Kickers are often overlooked but anything under 40 he’s automatic & can hit from 50 with ease.

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

I get money- 50 cent

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

Deandre Hopkins. We both thrive in 50/50 ball situations. Our jumping ability and catch radius are alike as well.

 

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

Tearing my meniscus at the end of my junior year. I just attacked the rehab hard. Giving up wasn’t even a thought. My only thought was do what I have to do to get back on the field.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No not really. Just listen to some music & play catch before warm ups.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Fourth and 3 on the game winning drive of the 2015 NE10 championship game I caught a slant to keep the drive alive before we scored the game winning TD.

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

As a team we do a lot of community service. So going to elementary schools and hanging out with the kids is the most rewarding.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles

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

Randy Moss, Kobe Bryant, Denzel Washington

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