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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Michael Hicks Jr., DB, Fort Valley State University

Michael Hicks Jr.
Michael Hicks Jr. the playmaking defensive back from Fort Valley State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Michael Hicks Jr.
  • Height: 6’
  • Weight: 200
  • Position: DB
  • College: Fort Valley State University
  • Twitter: @MLHJ_era

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Doughboys 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?
  • My playmaking ability, being able to create turnovers at a constant rate

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

  • Buying a home and investing the rest

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Not beating our rivals Albany State yet since I’ve been at Fort Valley

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My teammates might say my daily energy or leadership skills

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Shemar Bridges, he transferred in and showed the entire team he is our most explosive receiver quickly

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • A lot of parents called me Hit Stick Hicks back in high school

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

  • My degree is in Accounting and I hope to open my own tax firm

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Winning the 5A State Championship my senior year 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill

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

  • Jamie Foxx

Who is your favorite football team?

  • The Miami Dolphins

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

  • Proceed with caution

What is your biggest fear?

  • Letting my family down

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Justin Simmons

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  •  I’ll wake up and play some throwbacks to relax my mind and switch to my game day playlist on the way to the stadium.

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Besides football, I like to cook when I have time to make a full meal

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

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick 

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

  • My mom and dad have always been a huge influence. They push me to be a better man as a whole. My sister pushed me academically to make sure my GPA never got low

What motivates you to work hard?

 • My fear of letting my family down

Damond Talbot

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