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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Woody Brandom, TE, Sam Houston State University

Woody Brandom the huge TE from Sam Houston State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Woody Brandom
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 255
  • Position: Tight End
  • College: Sam Houston State University
  • Twitter: @woodybrandom

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

  •  Corona, CA is a great town. Not too big. Not too small. Near Huntington Beach/Newport Beach. Great hiking trials behind our house in the Cleveland National Forest.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  •  Practice, Film Study, Strength and Conditioning

What do you worry about, and why?

  • Losing weight, because then I can’t smash like I want to.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

  • I failed to get a lot of offers out of JC.  I had to force myself to stay on track and listen to those who matter.  Cannot wait to have a successful career in the NFL, and show my doubters what’s up.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  •  My passion on the field.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

  •  Sully Laiche from Nichols State

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

  •  Law Enforcement (I have my BA in Criminal Justice)

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

  • Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

  • Definitely a family member…Ohana (which means Family).

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

  • The Rock because he’s bad ass.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?​ What is your most embarrassing moment?

  • In high school, we were playing our football rival. As I was leaving the field, I looked over and mad-dogged the other team and when I turned my head back, I tripped over a cone and fell!

What was your best play of your collegiate career?

  • My 61-yard reception against Nichols 

What song best describes your work ethic?

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

  • Passion

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • My Grandpa Ernie because he always supported me and believed in me no matter what.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

  • Wiggle Wiggle

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  •  Zach Ertz

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  •  Respected…I don’t care who likes me…I’m here to play football, not make friends.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  • Aaron Hernandez. He was a great tight end that couldn’t handle the big leagues.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

  • Hate to lose

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • My dad. Not only did he coach me but he also is my biggest fan.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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