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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Troy Grant, WR, Abilene Christian

What is your name?

Troy Grant

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 197.

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

Abilene Christian University

Where are you from?

Brooksville Fl

Who is your role model, and why?

My grandma Roxie. She taught me a lot growing up. Always was there for me. Hard worker. Always want the best for me. Very strong.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Pruett

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Keanu Neal. Falcons.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Carl Whitley

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

Gunna – Phase

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

Deandre Hopkins. Good hands. Good routes.

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

Death with my grandad Roy & cousin Marquis. I overcome it by praying to God & cherishing time with my family. We all stayed together.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Read my devotional.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career? Down 24-0 to #4 ranked Sam Houston State. We came back & was down 28-31 3rd down 5:00 minutes left in 4th. I scored on Jump ball TD.

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

Helped this older lady put her groceries up, & rearranged her room in junior college.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

I never had one. Only liked players

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

My cousin, Grandad, and Randy Moss.

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