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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Charles Barnes III, OLB/SS, Kansas Wesleyan University

Charles Barnes III Kansas Wesleyan
Charles Barnes III the big and physical OLB/SS from Kansas Wesleyan University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Charles Barnes III
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 215
  • Position: OLB/SS
  • College: Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Twitter: @Ocho_clutch

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • • It’s not in my hometown but Dem Boyz BBQ is 10/10 never can go wrong eating there

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • My physicality and effort

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

  • I would retire my mom and buy her a house with some land so she can relax an get some peace and quiet. After that start a non profit organization to help homeless find jobs and help at risk children who grow up in rough environments.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • My biggest failure has been not being able to secure a National Championship title

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Leadership, Effort, Accountability, Passion, Football IQ, Tenacity, Relentless

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • It would have to be between Jevaughn Codlin and Richard McCauley two very hardworking individuals

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Yes, CB3 or CB

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

  • Business Management, I aspire to either start my own business or become a CEO of a major company. 

What is your coolest life moment?

  • My coolest life moment was the time I saved a little girl from getting ran over by a car, I didn’t think before I did it I just jumped in to action and grabbed her out of the street.

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What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Chief Keef- Faneto

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

  • Mike Epps

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

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

  • No Trespassing Beware of Dog

What is your biggest fear?

  • My biggest fear is not being successful and happy. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Darius Leonard Colts Linebacker

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • I have a pre game playlist that I listen to all day that consists of country and rap. I eat a light breakfast before heading to the scheduled defensive meeting, after that I head to the locker room grab a Gatorade, two waters along with two Smuckers Uncrustables PB&J’s and then I begin to visualize myself in the game seeing everything before it happens. Think about all the hardships i went through and blame my opponent for them after that say a prayer to the man up above and my lost love ones and then get ready for War. 

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Fishing, Playing Basketball, and Playing Cards

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

  • Darius Leonard he’s very versatile

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

  • My mother, she is the center of why I do everything that I do. The odds could be stacked completely against her and she will find a way to come out on top, she is the definition of resilience, and hardworking. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My mother and her will to bend but never fold when struggles comes about.


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