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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Austin Hamlet, DB, Northwood University

Austin Hamlet Northwood
Austin Hamlet the versatile defensive back from Northwood University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Austin Hamlet
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: CB/FS
  • College: Northwood University 
  • Twitter: @Big_hamlet24

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• I would say Docs All-American. It’s definitely a classic in the city.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

•  My speed and physicality. I’m good at playing the ball and finishing to get the football out of the WR’s hands.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• Invest, Buy some land, get my mom and dad everything they might need, save the rest. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

•  Not being able to go to the playoffs, that was a goal I set every fall camp to strive for.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I’m always in the right position to make a play on the ball, I never shy away from contact.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Keenan Williamson. He a real competitor, hardworking, always trying to be the best.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Gup or Hamlet

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• My degree is in Management Information Systems. Dream job would be Information Security Analysts.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• The coolest moment of my life is making it to the Outdoor Track & Field National Meet and becoming an All-American 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Michael Jackson 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• The Rock

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Who is your favorite football team? 

• Miami Dolphins 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• “Don’t let me get to close”

What is your biggest fear? 

• Failure 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Chris Harris, Cornerback for Denver Broncos

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I like to eat a nice breakfast that doesn’t make my body feel heavy, after eating breakfast I head to the locker room, relax and watch some extra film on players, go overplays. Then I will head out to the football field to do some quick drills. GAMETIME!

Do you have any hobbies? 

• My main hobbies are fishing and bowling. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Tre’Davious White 

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

• My grandfather. While growing up he taught me the ins and outs to life. Taught me how to do things and lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Watching a family man do anything for his family to be happy, taught me sacrifice.

What motivates you to work hard?

• What motivates me to work hard is striving to be the best I can be every day. Working hard every day so I can be better than my competitors when it comes time to compete on the field. Knowing that I have goals, dreams I want to accomplish is what motivates me every day to keep going.


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