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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nathan McCrary, RB, Saginaw Valley State University

Nathan McCrary
Nathan McCrary the big and physical running back from Saginaw Valley State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Nathan McCrary
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 225
  • Position: RB
  • College: Saginaw Valley State University 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

•  Chicken Coop

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My speed and cutting ability

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

• I would try to lend a hand to people in other countries who need it and also hear back home. The try to invest the rest.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• I don’t know yet. I haven’t reached that stage in my career. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I’m a hard worker 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• That’s a tough question! Everyone is grinding 

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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

•  My nickname is Nate or Nate the great which is really basic.

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

•  Health Science and I wanna be a chiropractor 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• I tracked to Rockport, Texas last spring to help rebuild homes for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Mannn I don’t even know😂

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

• The Rock for sure

Who is your favorite football team? 

• The Dallas Cowboys because I like watching Ezekiel Elliot.

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

• WARNING: Dog on the loose

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is failing 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I would have to say Amari Cooper

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I stretch while listening to music and then always make sure I pray both in the locker room and then out on the field. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

•  I enjoy hanging out with my friends, reading and playing the game.

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

•  I don’t compare myself to anyone, but I have a lot of respect for those guys and it would be an honor to meet them someday.

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

• I would have to say my dad. He’s taught me everything I know and has always been by my side. He’s been both a father and coach, but never mixed the two up.

What motivates you to work hard?

• I was always overlooked growing up and even now. I just wanna show that I have what it takes to be the best. Also I wanna use the abilities Gods given me to serve him!

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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