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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Anthony McAfee II, RB, Limestone University

Anthony McAfee II the standout running back from Limestone University recently sat down with NFLDraft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Anthony McAfee II the standout running back from Limestone University recently sat down with NFLDraft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Anthony McAfee II
  • Position: RB
  • College: Limestone University
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 195
  • Twitter: @AceMaco
  • Instagram: @Ace_Maco

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

I am a top prospect because of my skill set. I am an all-around back who excels at every aspect of the game when you cut on the film. Running inside, out, catching, blocking, you name it.

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

I have been interested in football since the age of 5. Picked up a ball at 5 years old and have been going hard ever since.

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

They should know I will never be satisfied in any way, shape, or form. Always looking to improve and compete, and that’s me every day.

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

 I would donate to cancer research to help improve the cause. Some of my loved ones and people close to me have unfortunately been affected by cancer. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

The best advice I have received is to be grateful for each and every moment and take advantage of every opportunity. You never know how one moment can change your life forever; good or bad!

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was probably my father. He still is today as well. He’s my motivation for everything.

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

 My most underrated teammate is TreSean Stewart, RB. He is starting to get some recognition, but I don’t think people truly realize the talent he has. It’s okay, they will soon.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is when people purposely waste an opportunity they have been blessed with. 

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

A tough moment in my life was leaving Coastal Carolina and entering the transfer portal. I entered right when COVID hit in 2020 and a lot in my personal and athletic career was uncertain and unknown! Faith and trust got me through though, thankfully.

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

Limestone University is special and unique to me in many ways. One thing I would point out is the culture and brotherhood we have formed through adversity. Going winless last year to an 8-3 playoff team with a new staff and players was one of the greatest turnarounds of College Football this year.

What is your favorite snack food? 

Any type of candy is a go-to for me. Life Saver Gummies are the type I eat the most.

What is the best part of football? 

The best part of football is the process of grinding with your brothers and watching the success come to fruition from the work we all have put in.

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

Anthony McAfee II is GUARANTEED to improve your roster 

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

Clyde Edwards-Helaire. I’ve gotten that comparison many times and I can see the similarities. 

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

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, & Druski. They are all very motivational, and knowledgeable, and seem to have great personalities.

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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