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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Diaunté Neufville, DB, Averett University

Diaunté Neufville Averett
Diaunté Neufville the speedy defensive back from Averett University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Diaunté Neufville
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 181
  • Position: DB
  • College: Averett University 
  • Twitter: @_Tae2Times_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Hibachi-San Japanese Steakhouse 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • Game IQ, tracking the ball, downhill speed 

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

  • Give my daughter the World and take care of my parents and brothers.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Not respecting a shoulder injury that cost me a season…

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • “Running the show” keeping teammates on point with checks, play calls, alignment, and energy of the defense.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Devin Meritt DE unbelievable player, the true definition of a student-athlete, and a very good role model.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Usually Aunté or Tae

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

  • I Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and would like to join the military if Football doesn’t work and hopefully, I can eventually get back into school to be a Coach.

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What is your coolest life moment?

  • It probably has to be my dad coming back home early to surprise my brother at his high school graduation from deployment.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • You Use To Love Me -Faith Evans

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

  • Kevin Hart 

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Pittsburgh Steelers 

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

  • Short Fuse

What is your biggest fear?

  • Snakes

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Lamar Jackson still is not getting the respect he deserves..

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Usually wake up go to the Team meeting, then special teams check, then team meal then I try to get in the zone watching my favorite DB Tyrann Mathieu and opponent game film while listening to my Game Day Playlist. Every once in awhile I have the opportunity to talk to my dad right before the game that usually locks me in.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Use to be big on Collecting Jordan’s but not as much anymore.

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

  • Tyrann Mathieu 

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

  • My Father is my definition of a perfect father and is who I idolize.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • All the surprises people who ain’t think I would make it this far.


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