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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brady Bolles, QB, Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University quarterback Brady Bolles is a gunslinger.
Northwest Missouri State University quarterback Brady Bolles is a gunslinger.

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What is your name? 

Brady Bolles

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Northwest Missouri State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

The coolest thing I was able to experience off the field was going to the local elementary schools and reading to the kids while we were in Alabama for the national championship. Also visiting the patients at the Veterans affairs hospital in Kansas City and hearing them share their stories was an awesome experience.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

American Government.

Where are you from? 

Lincoln, Nebraska

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents are my role models because they have sacrificed so much in their life in order for me and my siblings to have the opportunities that we have been able to have growing up, and they never missed a single collegiate game of mine.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I was a three-sport athlete all the way until college. I played Football, Basketball and Baseball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

No, I have always been a QB.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My attention to detail in my preparation, and my understanding of the game plan and what we as an offense are trying to accomplish. And my leadership and will to win, no matter what the circumstance.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Any type of tendencies that the defense may show on film, especially when bringing pressure or spinning different players in the backend for different coverages. Also their best and worst players to exploit them when matched up against my players.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I ever faced was Brandon Williams DT for the Baltimore Ravens, when he played at Missouri Southern.

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

Who I would compare myself to is Alex Smith, with his ability to spread the ball around to many different receivers, his decision making and his ability to escape pressure and gain yardage with his feet.

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

The biggest obstacle I have ever faced in my life was a injury that kept me out of basketball my senior year of high school. I overcame it by sticking to my rehab and getting back to 100 percent for baseball season.

Brady BollesDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

I have a lot of things I like to do on the day of a game, but my main ones are go over the offensive script for the game and review our 3rd down concepts, and take a 5 hour energy before heading out for warm-ups.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Overcoming the D2 football player tag that is given to players who play at the division 2 level. Also not getting some of the exposure that Division 1 players receive.
What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my leadership and my will to win.
What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness would be my will to win sometimes making me play with my heart on my sleeve and too much emotion.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I would say that no one who has taken a shot on me yet has regretted it, and my work ethic and passion for the game will prove it.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

My favorite player growing up was Brett Favre, just the way he played the game with passion and every single game went out there and had fun made watching him play a blast.

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

I would have dinner with Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, and Derek Jeter.  

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

First big item would be whatever my parents need, because they have done so much for me its only right they benefit first.

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