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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: TJ Hairston, WR, Bridgewater State University

TJ Hairston
TJ Hairston the big-bodied wide receiver from Bridgewater State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: TJ Hairston 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 200
  • Position: WR
  • College: Bridgewater State University 
  • Twitter: tjhairston26 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• New York Diner

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• Ability to create separation, my blocking in the run game

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

•  Buy my parents a house

What has been your biggest failure? 

•  Not playing for a D1 school 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  My hard work and leadership 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

•  Mike Rosa

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• T, Teej

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

• Marketing, To work in the NHL for the marketing team 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Getting my diploma in high school cause not everyone makes it that far

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

•  Whats My Age Again by Blink 182

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

•  Jim Carrey

Who is your favorite football team? 

•  The Patriots

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

•  Proceed with Caution 

What is your biggest fear? 

•  Getting Surgery 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Keenan Allen

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Put on my favorite music and visualize how I’m going to perform, I get taped and don’t really talk to anyone till after the game 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Yes of course, going to the gym, playing video games and hanging with my family and friends

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

•  Michael Crabtree

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

• My dad because he taught me the game when I was little and has always motivated me to work hard and never give up on dreams, he has always supported me and still does till this day 

What motivates you to work hard?

• The people who doubt me

Damond Talbot

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