NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kirk Spencer, RB, Grand Valley State University
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Running back /slot receiver/ kickoff return specialist
Where do you play college football?
Played for Grand Valley State University
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Working with youth and underprivileged youth teaching them the fundamentals to the game and life.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Who is your role model, and why?
My Mother and my Father because they have guided me on the right path to becoming the man I am today.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I ran track growing up
Did you play any other positions in football?
At your position, what separates you from others?
At my position what separates me from others is my vision, versatility, and ability to always make the first tackler miss.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When breaking down film I look for, in the following order, line movement, line games, the different blitzes and blitzing styles, line backers open field tackling ability , defensive backs open field tackling ability and pursuit, and last but not least coverages.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I have ever faced is myself because I am never satisfied with my game there is always something I can do better or work on.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Le’veon Bell, because of my ability to find cut back lanes and catch the ball out of the back field and slot.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Injuries, sometimes you get a bad break and there is nothing you can do to stop it. All I can do is rehab and make myself better than I was before the injury happened.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Pregame ritual is to pray in the endzone and say a prayer for my late track Coach Eubanks, who passed away, to watch over me.
What is your biggest strength?
Biggest strength: Cut back ability
What is your biggest weakness?
Biggest weakness: come down on myself to hard
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
If you want to win and score slot of points doing in a hurry give me a chance I won’t let you down and I only get better as the game goes on.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Favorite player: Barry Sanders
Favorite team : Detroit Lions
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
#1 My uncle Robert Spencer
#2 My coach Robert Eubanks
#3 Barack Obama
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
First big purchased item a new home for my mother and father
Tupac or Biggie?
NFL Network or ESPN?
Coke or Pepsi?
Dogs or Cats?