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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Justin Keijers, LS, University of Central Arkansas 

Justin Keijers the accurate long-snapper from the University of Central Arkansas sat down with Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Justin Keijers
  • Position: Long Snapper
  • College: University of Central Arkansas 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 230
  • Twitter: @jmanbigj
  • Instagram: @jpkeijers

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

Working hard and working in silence is big for me, I don’t like to act out or let people know I’m working. Let my play show for it.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I started playing football when I was 5 years old and haven’t stopped since.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you? 

I’m dedicated and will do whatever whenever the coaches ask me to do something.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Sick children. I would love to bring hundreds of toys to a children’s hospital one day.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Forget about what other people are doing and focus on yourself. Don’t let anything they do upset you or put you down.

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom. She is the hardest worker I know and I look up to her so much.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?  

My boy Jake  Meaders a wide Reciever on our team. He executed and does exactly what he is supposed to and makes big plays on offense. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

People who make excuses. And people who complain.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

Probably when my dad had his stroke. It was hard for our whole family, and still is but he is a lot better then what he was when it first happened.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you? 

They took a chance on me as a long snapper and gave me a full scholarship and I will always work as hard as I can because they have blessed me with the opportunity to play football and get my education. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

The spicy munchies.

What is the best part of football?

When special teams takes the field of course. But also when we are in the last drive of the game and we need a touchdown or 3 points to win the game and we execute and win. That is the best feeling.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

All you have to do is ask me once, No if ands or buts about it. 

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

Probably Tom Brady just in long snapper form, throwing darts between the legs.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My 2 grandmas who have passed away not to long ago and Mr. Beast

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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