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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State University

Drew Himmelman Illinois State
Drew Himmelman from Illinois State is one of the best FCS offensive lineman. He is a mammoth of a man with great technique.
  • Name: Drew Himmelman
  • Height: 6’9
  • Weight: 320lbs
  • Position: OT
  • College: Illinois State University
  • Twitter: @drewhimmelman

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Sweet Pea’s

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • My size and athleticism. 

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

  • Find a financial advisor. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not logging as many Physical Therapy observation hours as I wish I would have over the past three years. I have met the qualifications to apply, but the more hours you get, the better your application is, so looking back now I wish I had gotten more. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Accountability  

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Zeke Vandenburgh 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Yes, Himmel 

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

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Kinesiology. Dream job – Physical Therapist  

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Beating Colorado State my sophomore season. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • You won’t ever catch me singing karaoke. 

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

  • Jason Bateman 

We recently completed a Draft Breakdown on Drew, check it out!

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • Chicago Bears

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

  • 9+ Hours of Sleep Needed for Optimal Function

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Letting people down (family, friends, teammates, coaches)

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Russell Wilson

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Wake up, go to team breakfast, rest in my room/review scouting report and blocking sheets, pre-game meal, change into a suit, verify that I have everything I need for the game, go to the stadium for the walkthrough, run through assignments and technique in my head, take a last look at blocking sheets and scouting report, warm up, play 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I play videogames, and I’m really into movies. 

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

  • Nate Solder 

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

  • My parents, because they have ingrained respect, strong work ethic, empathy, and other values in me that have shaped me into who I am today. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • The desire to become a better player and improve upon my weaknesses. Becoming the best player I can, which allows me to contribute more to my team’s ability to succeed. 


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