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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Sage Chen-Young, CB, Keiser University

Sage Chen-Young the standout cornerback from Keiser University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Sage Chen-Young the standout cornerback from Keiser University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Sage Chen-Young
  • Position: CB /ATH
  • College: Keiser University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: sage4ballislife
  • Instagram: sagedagoat 

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

My ball skills and ability to create turnovers on defense while playing man or zone coverage .

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

Always was a fan as a kid but first put on the pads sophomore year of high school.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

A high achiever that will do whatever it takes to get on the field and win.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Single family homes!

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Don’t count the days, make the days count”

Who was your childhood hero?

My brother in law Robert Andino. Played MLB for 10+ years.  Showed me anything is possible 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Jaiden Mezinger (RB) determined athlete that can get the job done and do it all.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Lazy people and procrastinators 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Freshman season I tore my ACL with two games left. Many people thought I would never be the same or will not be ready for next season. I fully recovered in 5 months and was a All American a year later and helped lead my team to its first playoff birth in school history. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Was a first-year program in 2018 and we have built it into one of the best football programs in the NAIA.

What is your favorite snack food?

Definitely French Fries 

What is the best part of football?

The silence in the locker room before the games and running out on the field with your teammates. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

Confident in my ability to do any task, and will not allow any roadblock along the way to stop me or discourage me. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Denzel Ward 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  1. My Mom’s Dad because he passed before I was born. 
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Bob Marley 

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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