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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kendall Calhoun, OL, University of Cincinnati

What is your name?

Kendall Calhoun

What is your Height/Weight?

6’6 1/2, 300

What is your position?

Offensive line

Where do you play college football?

The University of Cincinnati

Where are you from?

Paducah, KY

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, she taught me how not only how to be a student but to become a true athlete

Who was your favorite teacher?

My history teacher Mr. Lipscomb

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played Soccer and Baseball, in high school I threw shot put

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Rashan Gary, from Michigan

Who is the most underrated player on your team?


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

Kay Kay by Chief Keef

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

Joe Staley, because we are both Long athletic tackles that have good movement skills

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

When I was in high school and couldn’t qualify to play division one football, and had to Play division 2 ball and then walk on to a Juco to finally earn a division one scholarship. I always kept my faith and knew that I had to take what I wanted.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually say a prayer to myself and text my mom, Dad, brother and sister.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

In Junior College when we went for it on fourth down and beat the number two team in the nation.

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

I bought 100 burgers for the homeless and handed them out in Washington DC

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

New England Patriots

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

Tom Brady, Muhammad Ali, and Jonathan Ogden

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