2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Phillip Russell, DB, Concord
- Name: Phillip Russell
- Position: DB
- College: Concord
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 190
- Twitter: @phil_russell33
- Instagram: @tha_truth_33
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
Always willing to get better and will grind it out.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
I started playing football when I was six years old, I have been playing all my life. I was brought up around football as a kid that’s all we knew.
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
I am going to give a 110% every time I step onto the field, and I respect the game so much that I feel like that’s the only choice. I’m also a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to get the job do.
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
Breast Cancer because I have family members that have had it and I think that it’s a very important because that I could relate to
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Keep God first and keep pushing never give up.
Who was your childhood hero?
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Smacking while eating
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
Coming out of high school I had no offer, and I knew I loved playing football and God make a way for me to continue to chase my dream. It all worked out in the end. I ended up graduating with two degrees.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
They gave me an opportunity to chase my dream and play college football not everyone is blessed with the opportunity.
What is your favorite snack food?
Gummies worms or gummies bears.
What is the best part of football?
The connections and relationships you gain with teammates friends and coaches.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
I will do whatever it takes to get the job done and I have a lot of ambition.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
Jabrill Peppers because he plays with a lot of fire and energy, and also is a smart football player who is his knowledge of football to help him succeed on the field. He can do a lot of things on the field like playing the nickel position or playing in the box at linebacker in the dime defense.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., because he is one and of my childhood heroes. Lebron James because he is the greatest athlete of all time. Finally, Jesus Christ because he is a great god it would be an honor to sit down for dinner with God.