NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Freddie Hart, DL, Shorter University
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Defensive Tackle (Nose or 3-Tech)
Where do you play college football?
Shorter University in Rome, GA
Where are you from?
Lilburn, GA in Gwinnett County
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model would have to be my father. He has showed me that working hard and faith in God gives you things in life you could never obtain on your own.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Growing Up: Andrea Herman, College: Beverly Spitler
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played basketball, baseball, and threw shotput and discus.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Kevin Battle (Valdosta State) and Brayden Kearsley (Eastern Oregon)
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
Lewis Hayes is a wide receiver that came into his own towards the second half of the season and is set to have a breakout year next year.
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
I believe- KB, Mattie of for Today
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would say Timmy Jernigan of the Philadelphia Eagles. My athleticism and effort allows me to make plays and be a very strong run stopper and push the pocket just life Jernigan
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
I didn’t start playing football until my Junior year of High School. I walked on to a D2 school and had never played defense until I got to college. So, this whole football journey has been a large obstacle, but I have overcome it by hard work and perseverance and faith in Jesus Christ.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Every Game I’ve ever played, my dad prays with me by the locker room about 1 Hour before the game. I also pray by the bench after my teams run out onto the field.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
My senior season, we played Mississippi College, and I got a sack with 2 seconds left in the game and forced them to kick a field goal.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
I go and hang out with kids at a War Refugee apartment complex. It allows you to see that spending a little bit of time with someone can have a big influence in their life and make their day.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
The Carolina Panthers
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
It would be my Grandfather (who passed before I was born), Muhammad Ali (My Favorite Athlete), and Samson (My Favorite Bible Character)