GET TO KNOW – Andrew Manley, QB, Eastern Illinois
NFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Andrew Manley a former New Mexico State quarterback and now the heir apparent to Jimmy Garoppolo in Eastern Illinois, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.
AKA: Drew, Manohmanley
Grade You Started Football: 1st Grade
High School: Leilehua High School (Wahiawa, HI)
College: Eastern Illinois University (2013-Currently), New Mexico State University (2010-2013)
Jersey Number: 8, 19 & 4
Football Mentor/Inspiration: My football mentor is my dad, and my inspirations are my son and my brother.
Favorite Slogan: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”
Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Winning the Hawaii State Football Championship for my high school as a sophomore and beating UNM as a freshman at New Mexico State.
Favorite Food: A good Ribeye and some green Chile Chicken enchiladas
Football Philosophy: “Small me, Big we”
Game Superstitions: I text my whole family before the games
Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Win our third OVC Championship and win the National Championships
Career Goals: Be successful in the NFL
Favorite Football Team: Dallas Cowboys
Player You Model Your Game After: Troy Aikman
Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Down Time: Spending time with my fiancé and son
What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I just want my fans to know that I’m just like them. I go to school, I go to work and I take care of my family. I’m just fortunate enough that my job is playing football but I’m just like everyone else.