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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Luke Barnes, LS, Alabama State University

Luke Barnes
Luke Barnes the standout longsnapper from Alabama State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Luke Barnes
  • Position: LS
  • College: Alabama State University 
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 225 lbs 
  • Twitter: @Luke_Barnes4

1.How has your experience as a Alabama State University Hornets football player been?

My experience has been incredible. Being at an HBCU program is unlike anything I have been a part of, and I am proud to be a Hornet!

2.What do you do for fun?

Besides football training and hitting the gym, I enjoy spending time doing outdoor activities with my wife and friends.

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

My mindset is to be consistent, do my job, and help put the defense in great field position.

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4.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

I hope to make a career out of it, and to help mentor those after me who are trying to achieve the same goals.

5.What is your favorite stadium that you have played in?

Besides playing in our beautiful stadium, my favorite stadium to play in was Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium.

6.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

Friends, because I love to hang out and have a good time with my friends.

7.What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workout is bench press.

8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I desired to be a part of something greater than myself.

9.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Battling through adversity through both my personal life and football life, however I have persevered through every trial and it has made me the man I am today.

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

Any team I am a part of will receive a great leader who does his job very well. I don’t cause problems and I carry myself with confidence and charisma.

11.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

The two of my favorite moments from my football life are when I won conference my freshman year in college and when I received my full ride scholarship.

12.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

I would definitely choose to hang out with Pat Tillman. He is a huge role model in my life and I strive to adopt his love and passion for the game. 

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