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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Steven Allen, DB, Chadron State

What is your name?

Steven Allen II

What is your Height/Weight?

Height: 5’9

Weight: 180

What is your position?

Defensive Back

Kick Return Specialist

Where do you play college football?

Chadron State College

Where are you from?

Knoxville, TN

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother is my role model because she always made things possible out of nothing.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Shaunda French – Communications Professor, Chadron State College

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I used to run track, and play basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Daniel Wise – CSU Pueblo, Wide Receiver

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Demetrius McFadden – Defensive Back

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

Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares

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

Josh Norman – Washington Redskins I would say him because we have the same competitive spirit and humbleness.

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

Two years ago, my cousin, Miles Slay, was killed and I wasn’t able to go home to his funeral. I was down for a couple of days and it messed with my practice routine and school became irrelevant. I was able to overcome it by finally being able to go home and be around family.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

When I was at my JUCO, there was three seconds left on the clock and Pacific University, in Oregon, had just scored, which put them ahead by one point. The kicked the ball off and I was the receiver, and I returned it for a 97 yard touchdown and winning the game.

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

Every summer, I go back home and throw a free kids camp for the families who are less fortunate

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Baltimore Ravens

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

Tupac, Barack Obama, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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