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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Garrett Updegraft, LB, Kansas Wesleyan

What is your name?

Garrett Updegraft

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 210LBS

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Kansas Wesleyan University

Where are you from?

Meridian, Idaho

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents cause they both work hard and give a lot of support

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Botz

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Baseball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Colby Donohue

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Sam Pierce

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

2nd sucks by A day to remember

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

Luke Kuechly, because we both fly around as fast as we can and don’t take a play off.

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

I would say the biggest obstacle would be that I’m smaller than a lot of linebackers, and I overcame it by trying to be more physical and the effort I put into things

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

There was a sweep play I ran dove through the air and made the tackle for a loss.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Off the field I would say, it was helping an elementary school put on there fun night.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?


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

Dick Butkus, Luke Kuechly, and Ray Lewis

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