NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keelon Brookins, DB, Northern Iowa
What is your name?
Keelon Tyrone Brookins
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Where are you from?
St. Paul, Minnesota
Who is your role model, and why?
My father, he has always been there, he shows determination and courage. Gives me un deniable love and care.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr Morris, 5th grade teacher. Taught me to appreciate the smaller things in life.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Track and Basketball
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
J.T Barrett – Ohio State
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
New Jack City
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
He plays a nickel position and outside linebacker, he has versatility speed, ability to adjust willingness to do whatever it takes for the team.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Coming back from each of my injuries, getting to such a down place in my mental psych where I wanted to give up but not giving up and working to get on the field and have an impact after each one.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Jog a lap around the field listening to I Worship you by Daniel Felton
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
My first interception and taking it back to the house.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Visit the children’s hospital, and interact with the kids.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Dr. King, Muhammad Ali and Kobe Bryant