NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL. Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS. This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview. Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure. We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.
• Name: Famus Hasty
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 192lbs.
• Position: CB
• College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
• Twitter: _thefamuslyfe_
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
• I live in Bolingbrook, Illinois, but I am originally from the south, mainly Tennessee. The thing I love most is the family I have in the area. They make it my favorite place on earth.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
• 1) Practice: Practice makes perfect. You should always be practicing because practice is the only way you can truly master a skill or technique. Mastering multiple skills and techniques already gives you an advantage over opponents. 2) Strength and Conditioning: While preparing for a game, you must be strong and conditioned enough to be an star player. You must be willing to lower your shoulder for a big hit and possibly get the ball out, but also be able to return an interception back 100 yards if you have to. 3) Film Study: In order to be successful on game day, you have to know your opponent. Know their weaknesses, strengths, tendencies, and overall, how to win.
What do you worry about, and why?
• I wouldn’t call it worrying, but when it comes to my goals in life, I am very persistent and determined. So any trials and tribulations I may go through only make me stronger in my faith and my goals.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
• I feel like I failed to appreciate my grandmother more when she was alive. I reacted with pure determination to make her and everyone in my family proud. I dedicated my life to making sure my family knows they are loved and that I would do anything for them.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• Accountable: They can trust me to consistently do my job with 100% effort and make plays when the opportunity presents itself.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
• Dan Arnold. He went to UW-Platteville, but now plays in the NFL.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
• It depends on which one I need first. Clean first what I need first.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
• Family Member. Family is the most important thing in my life. Sorry to the three people I couldn’t save.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
• Dwayne Johnson. He has always been one of my role models and his life story is inspiring.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
• One big adversity in life I had to overcome was when I had to miss a few games due to injuries my sophomore year of college. I hated sitting out games and feeling so helpless to my teammates. After that season, I made sure to not miss anymore opportunities because of injuries. That offseason, I focused more on my flexibility and mobility than ever before. My entire season after, I didn’t have any injuries.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
• When I was a freshman in high school, I ate some bad lunch food and in the next class, I threw up all over my desk.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
• My Pick-6 my senior year.
What song best describes your work ethic?
• Lil Wayne-I’m A Go Getta
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
• There are many traits, but for me one of the most important will be a persons resilience. Resilience is how fast one can bounce back from hardships. It entails so much such as passion, toughness, desire, and faith for example. At the next level you get challenged like never before and you will endure hardships, but your resilience is what will help you become one of the greatest.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
• My grandmother. To show her how much my family loves and misses her. I also would show her my goals and plans for our family and hope she is pleased.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
• A Famus Night
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
• It is hard to say anyone is overrated when they are a professional. Some are just better than others.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
• Respected. I think being respected is more powerful. Many times you don’t try to be respected, but others naturally admire what you are doing and see it as something they should look up to and follow.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
• The recent Kareem Hunt incident comes to mind. I don’t know the full story, but I do know that athletes have to be smart when it comes to their off-field life and stay out of trouble.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
• I love to win more than I hate to lose. When you lose, it does suck, but you learn more and it is a chance to grow as a person.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• My biggest influence is my dad. He has been through countless good and bad times in his life, but he continues to preserver through it all and be there for me whenever I need him. He is everything I could imagine a father to be and I hope one day, I am at least half the dad he was, for my kids.