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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Shakif Seymour, RB, University of Toledo

Shakif Seymour Toledo NFL Draft Prospect
Former Toledo running back Shakif Seymour recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Shakif La’paris Niroby Seymour 
• Height:  5”11
• Weight: 220
• Position: RB
• College: University Of Toledo 
• Twitter: @SeymourShakif 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 


When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My physicality, how I can be dependable in situations to help my team win games, and also the love I have for the game. 

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

• First, I would pay things back that is important to me so I can build my credit. After building my credit I would invest in land, go into Real-estate, and start my motivational speaker career. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

•Not being able to call my mother the day she passed away. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I’m Real, in words my life, my work why I do what I do they can feel it, they love talking to me about life or just being around me, it also come from my love it’s genuine I get it from my mother she always wanted people to be comfortable no matter who they were. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Mike Will he is a walk-On but I say Mike will because I have known him even before college an I seen the work that kid had to put in to even get here, in I love seeing it, unlike me I had the body size and speed, yes i worked hard I worked and still work extremely hard to get to where I am today. But that kid he saw something he wanted in himself an I watched him go get it just like I did. 

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

I got my Degree in Marketing ( Business Administration ) 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Giving my Mother my Degree. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Broken Love Mo3 and Kevin Gates 

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

•Daniel Kaluuya 

Who is your favorite football team? • 

• Chicago Bears 

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

• “Handle Wit Care” 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not making it out to help my family get from where we are from! Not achieving my on vision in life and not finishing my promise I made to my mother. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Allen Robinson 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Wake up in the morning depending on what time the game starts, I’ll do some mediation in the big clear my mind but also think about why I am here, think about who I do this for. I’ll eat a medium size breakfast. Watch film after go over the offensive game plan, I’ll usually relax after that stretch, pre-game meal I don’t really eat to much, after that I’ll go over the game plan once more just to have it fresh in my memory. Listen to music and get my mind ready to go and play. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Most of the time I’m watching football on YouTube most of the day, whatever I can find that will teach me more about the game. Talk to my family whenever I can.

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

• Leonard Fournette

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

• My Mother, she raised me to be a king, taught me right from wrong, she taught me to never say “I Can’t” she was my mother and my father, she did all that with me my twin brother and she raised my sister as well. She’s the strongest person I’ve ever known, and she fought through it all. CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) And Severe asthma she fought through it all. She’s the reason I do what I do everyday. She was Super woman in a world of pain. She always smiled was always happy. She loved with everything in her an it was so genuine the whole room could feel it, she’d smile and it was like the sun was in the room. No matter her pain she didn’t show it never, when we were broke she didn’t show it, she made it happen, made sure her kids had what we needed, she was a super star the glue that held everything together. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My mother, my brothers, my sister, and my little niece and nephews. 


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