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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kyle Wilson, LB, Arkansas State University 

What is your name?

Kyle V. Wilson

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 235 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Arkansas State University

Where are you from?

Wichita, Kansas

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents. They have done so much for me and the rest of my brothers as taught us so many things in order for us to have a solid foundation to become good men.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Ripley, my 4th and 5th grade teacher

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I wrestled ad played basketball as a young kid.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kareem Hunt, RB from Toledo who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

To be the most honest, I would have to say myself.

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

Meek Mill- we ball

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

Bobby Wagner, linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. I can tell by watching him that he also prides himself in being a student of the game. He is the leader of his defense and makes a lot of the calls. His gameplay consists mostly of his great sideline to sideline speed and playmaking ability. I would say we have those things in common.

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

Being forced to go JUCO for football and continuing to be the kid from Kansas that was being overlooked. I just continued to try to improve as a player and play the best i could in order for me to finally receive D1 offers

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Simply thank God for giving me every opportunity to play the game of football

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

First game of the 2017 season, i made a play for a safety against Nebraska to cut their lead down before half

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

I’ve drawn tattoos for multiple people

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Kansas City Chiefs. Being a kid from the area, that’s all i knew

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

ET the hip hop preacher, Inky Johnson, 2 Pac. I’m a fan of great intellectual thinkers and those 3 definitely fit inside of that category and i know i could learn a lot by just hearing them speak

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