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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Andreas Keaton, DB, Western Carolina University

Andreas Keaton the standout defensive back from Western Carolina University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds
Andreas Keaton the standout defensive back from Western Carolina University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Andreas Keaton
  • Position: DB
  • College: Western Carolina University
  • Height: 6’1 1/2″
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Twitter: @andreaskeaton
  • Instagram: @dk.xii

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

Ever since I was young I remember always going to the little league football games and watching my dad coach, and seeing players that were older than me play with the passion in which they had as a team trying to reach the same goal. The more I was around this sport football it gradually stole my heart and ever since then I have feel in love with game. When being apart of a team that requires multiple people to reach the same goals, is something that I wanted to be involved in.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

As a football player I am looking to achieve my planned dream which is playing in the NFL with the highest competition. I am also looking forward to reach my full potential of skills and being able to look back on my career and say I have did everything I could to become the football player I can be, while being able to leave my mark.

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

If I could hangout with any football player it would be Ed Reed, because learning how he played the game with the vision he had and how he watched film and learning different tendencies would be neat to know. And lastly being able to understand the different type of swag he played at.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments from my football life are 1, being able to remember running out of our little tunnels during my youth football years, another good moment from my football life is of course my first interception for a touchdown and lastly one of my biggest moments is having taken my high school senior football picture with my family.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

I would have to say my parents, both my mom and dad have always found a way to help me in my life regardless of how much work it took and no matter how long it took. My parents showed me what it is like to work towards something while staying consistent with the same attitude everyday no matter how they are feeling. They also inspire me by showing me how to stay determined and how to see the bigger picture.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

3-4-Man with one high, I love this defense because it is nothing better than being able to trust your teammates to hold there own and being able for my self to be able to play the last line of defense deep is always a blessing.

What should we know about Andreas Keaton the person?

Andreas Keaton is a very humbled guy, with a great character off the field, and is very good with being a social impact on others.

What stands out about your film the most?

The thing that stands out to me the most is my IQ, and how much I am around the football whether that’s me making a play on the ball or making a tackle.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

By understanding the word adversity, in life we all have challenges that can impact our life’s, but it is about how you see it, I always am looking at the biggest picture.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get a humbled well characterized athlete with great leadership verbally and physically that, is ready to work and win with his team.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

I love the energy and the grind about football, the love of the energy that is provided in football is unexplainable. Football is one of few sports that you can let it all go and have a fun time doing it.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Jalen Royals is one of the most underrated guys I have played with he, is humbled and stays in his own lane and knows his path, he never got the true recognition coming out of high-school but he had A+ talents that no one else has when it came to athleticism.

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