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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Malik Boynton, DB, Austin Peay State

What is your name? 

Malik Boynton

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 194 lbs

What is your position? 

CB

Where do you play college football? 

Austin Peay State University

Where are you from? 

Detroit, Michigan

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father Kippriol Boynton. He showed me how to have faith and respond to adverse situations.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was Ms. Dakesian, my high school Spanish teacher

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I’ve ever faced was Kyran Moore. He is definitely one of the most athletic people I’ve ever competed with

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on my team is Theron Hodges or Byron Glass.

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

The song that would fire me up would be First Day Out by Tee Grizzley or Wake Up by T-Time and YRN Lik

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

I don’t do comparisons, I leave that up to the professionals

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

The biggest obstacle in my life was being homeless throughout half of my high school career. I overcame it by creating genuine relationships with loving caring people

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pregame rituals are praying and asking God to allow me to talk to my mother and grandmother.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My most memorable play in my career would be my second kickoff return where I right roped the sideline for 73 yards.

My pregame rituals are praying and asking God to allow me to talk to my mother and grandmother.

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

The nicest thing I’ve done off the field is mentor young children in similar situations that I was in as a child

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

grew up a Brett Favre fan, so I loved the Packers. But, I’m a hometown kid so I gotta rock with the Lions.

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

If I could have dinner with any three people it would be my mother, Deion Sanders, and Kobe Bryant.

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