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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Richardo Housen, DB, Seton Hill University

Minneola native Richardo Housen is a playmaker for Seton Hill.
Minneola native Richardo Housen is a playmaker for Seton Hill.

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Richardo Housen

What is your Height/Weight? 

6″1 210

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Seton Hill University 

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

Welcomed elementary school kids back to school on the first day. Half of the kids had a nicer cell phone then me

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

International Business

Where are you from?


Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents because they had to work really had to overcome the situation they were born into and to get to where they are today and they helped me become the man I am today

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

I have played Quarterback and OLB

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me would be my versatility and IQ

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

When breaking down film I look for tendencies , how receivers release in Run/pass,guard tackle box, the number of backs , favorite personnel groups, look for dead give aways such changes in stance or motions

richardoWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Riche Sanders Jr. RB Mercyhurst

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

DJ Swearinger , because we are both physical and can make plays in the pass and run game

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

Overcoming the death of one of my closest friends

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music for a little bit , pray , look at pictures of my family and close friends , list my goals

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my discipline

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be catching

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

I would tell him that coming from a small school that  I’m very hungry and I’m going to eat by any means  so put me on your team and I will make it happen

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

Sean Taylor 

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

Jesus, Tupac , Andrew Jones

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

My first purchase would be a house

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