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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Isaiah Huff, CB/RS, Assumption

Isaiah Huff was the top return specialist in all of Division 2 in 2021. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
Isaiah Huff was the top return specialist in all of Division 2 in 2021. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Isaiah Huff
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: DB/Return specialist 
  • College: Assumption College 
  • Twitter: _NEWW_ERA
  • Instagram: Huff_era

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My experience as a student has been great.  I am currently in grad school to become a school guidance counselor. I originally started off at Hampton University down in Hampton, Virginia for my first two years before transferring to Assumption in 2019. 

What do you think your teammates would say is your best quality?
My teammates would say my best quality is that I’m always going to work hard day in and day out. I do the little things whether that may be running after practice, watching extra hours of film, or getting weekly massages to keep my body healthy. 

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What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I consider myself as one of the leaders on the team. I may not always verbalize it, but it will also be shown in the work that I put in. 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
To be honest, that’s a hard question. I have a few in mind but no one in particular that I can say was the best. 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
I would have to go with Tre’Sean Bouie. This past season, he joined the track team and not only did he break multiple school records in the 400, but he also won rookie of the year in the NE-10. I find that extremely impressive because he hasn’t run competitive track in 3 years and accomplished a lot in such little time. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
I had a season ending injury my true freshman year and mentally was not in a good place. That following year I was able to find myself again and regain confidence. 

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
I would go with boxing. I really love boxing. I’m tuned into fights every weekend. 

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
I would say that I’m proud to be in a position where a year from now I’ll have two degrees. My biggest accomplishment as far as sports would be being the top returner in all of D2. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
My second career game for me as a starter this past season, I caught my first career interception and returned it for a touchdown. 

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I’m a huge fan of Darius slay as a fellow CB. Far as a team I like the Dallas Cowboys. A player that I would model my game like would be Mike Hilton. He can cover and is also not afraid to stick his nose in the run game. Two things I feel a DB needs. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
I like Drake, but for game day I listen to a lot of Kodak, EST GEE, and Shordie Shordie.  

What is your favorite comfort food?
Chinese. It is my pre game meal I had to have every Friday night. 

Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or actor?
Friday is my favorite movie. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I like to play video games, spend time with family, and watch Animal Planet. That’s one thing people don’t really know about me. I love animals and will talk about them all day if I could.

Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
My father and brother motivate me to play football. Both are key pieces in my life and have a lot to do with my success up until this point. My father did not get to experience playing college football, so seeing him celebrate when I make plays makes me even happier.

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