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GET TO KNOW – Andrew Manley, QB, Eastern Illinois

andrewNFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know.  What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college.  This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure.  We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level.  So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Andrew Manley a former New Mexico State quarterback and now the heir apparent to Jimmy Garoppolo in Eastern Illinois, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.  

AKA: Drew, Manohmanley

Grade You Started Football: 1st Grade

High School: Leilehua High School (Wahiawa, HI)

Position/Positions: Quarterback

College: Eastern Illinois University (2013-Currently), New Mexico State University (2010-2013)

Position/Positions: Quarterback

Jersey Number: 8, 19 & 4

Football Mentor/Inspiration: My football mentor is my dad, and my inspirations are my son and my brother.

Favorite Slogan: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Winning the Hawaii State Football Championship for my high school as a sophomore and beating UNM as a freshman at New Mexico State. 

Favorite Food: A good Ribeye and some green Chile Chicken enchiladas

Football Philosophy: “Small me, Big we”

Game Superstitions: I text my whole family before the games

Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Win our third OVC Championship and win the National Championships

Career Goals: Be successful in the NFL

Favorite Football Team: Dallas Cowboys

Player You Model Your Game After: Troy Aikman

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Down Time: Spending time with my fiancé and son

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I just want my fans to know that I’m just like them. I go to school, I go to work and I take care of my family. I’m just fortunate enough that my job is playing football but I’m just like everyone else. 

Make sure you follow Joey on Twitter @Joey435686 and if you want to be considered for our Get To Know series, contact us and lets get you a little more exposure. 

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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