NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Art’e Miura Jr., WR, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
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What is your name?
Art’e Miura Jr.
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Northwestern Oklahoma Sate University
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
All throughout high school I went to church at the Salvation Army in Santa Monica and I use to help feed the poor. I also volunteer at the Primetime junior sports camp and help with kids with disabilities in the summer.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Los Angeles, Ca
Who is your role model, and why?
My father, seeing the adversity he went through growing up and seeing him overcoming it while being there for me and my siblings. He showed me what a hard working man looks like.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I ran Track, made the Varsity track team as a sophomore running the 100m, 200m and 4×100.
Did you play any other positions in football?
Running Back, Kick Return, and Punt Return
At your position, what separates you from others?
I’m coachable, I have speed to create separation, I’m quick on my feet, fast learner, great work ethic, take blocking serious, I do my job when I do and don’t have the ball in my hand.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for how good the Db or Linebacker is with thier feet, how physical they’re going to be at the line, how the defense lines up to give away their coverage, how often do they like to roll the safety down into different coverages also the defender style of play.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Su’a Cravens, played against him in High School great athlete.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
John Brown when it comes to the speed, big play ability, he goes hard whenever he’s on the field, you can tell he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Going into my senior year of high school my grandfather passed and I had experienced my first big injury It was a tough year for me. Also during my junior season here at NWOSU my grandmother passed away from cancer and me not being able to spend time with her or see her before she passed away really added on to the pain but I finished the season strong and continue to play for her and my grandfather.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Yes before a game I listen to the “prayer lll” by DMX and Nipsey Hussle “I could never lose”, “Thats How I knew”, and “Checc me out” before the game and after warm ups I like to run into the endzone and say a prayer pointing to the sky letting my love ones I’m playing for them.
What is your biggest strength?
My speed, I’m physical with my blocking, I can get open, big play ability, work ethic, I don’t play with fear you can’t coach heart and that’s what I have. I am very competitive I hate losing in anything.
What is your biggest weakness?
I wouldn’t consider anything a weakness but I will say there’s always room for improvement.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
You wouldn’t regret letting me be apart of your organization. You will be bringing in a young man that has his head straight, focused, very hard working, willing to do whatever it takes to get better every day. Doesn’t get in trouble off the field, don’t do drugs at all so that’s something you wouldn’t have to worry about.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
I would have to say Marshall Faulk was my favorite player growing up because I played running back and he was unstoppable in Madden 2003. When I was in high school, Chris Johnson was another player I looked up to as well because he wasn’t your biggest running back and he was fast. I wore #28 all throughout high school so when he played for the Titans that’s who I visualized myself being on the field as well when it came to my speed but as my favorite team I like the Patriots.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My grandfather Ray Miura, my grandmother Shirley Broadnax, and Tupac Shakur
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
I would like to start a non profit organization to help kids better their schooling and skills on the field.