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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Arthur Hamlin, SS, Colgate University

Arthur Hamlin, SS, Colgate University
Arthur Hamlin the hard-hitting strong safety from Colgate University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Arthur Hamlin
  • Position: Strong Safety
  • College: Colgate University
  • Height: 6”0
  • Weight: 195
  • Twitter: arthurhamlin3
  • Instagram: arthurhamlin

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft? 

I would say my versatility is what makes me a top prospect. Throughout my career I have played a number of positions, learning a variety of skills. I feel this is something that has helped me and can continue to help me transition to the next level because it has helped me understand where myself and my responsibilities fit into the defensive scheme. 

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

I had been interested in football from a pretty young age, I would say three or four, but I never started playing a structured level of football until my first year of High School. 

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

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I built my own home gym during the Covid-19 lockdown when local gyms had closed in my area. 

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

I would probably donate to an organization that aimed to remove the amount of plastic waste floating in our oceans, lakes and rivers. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Speak; even if it makes your voice shake. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

I would say my childhood hero was my brother. I followed him around and always wanted to do exactly what he was doing. 

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

I think I would go with my locker mates, not a single teammate but a small group on a large team. Your locker mates are always guys that you have great bonds with and know a lot about; it helps you fight for them as you know what they are fighting for. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Probably people who chew with their mouth open. 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

In the second grade, my French teacher Madame Gauither always had a special activity planned for class on Fridays. Definitely my favorite teacher. 

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

I would have to say that my battle through cancer was the hardest single moment I have had to overcome. It was a physically and mentally draining time in my life and it certainly took a lot to beat out and return to my previous day to day life. 

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

My teammates and experiences throughout football have certainly been the most memorable and I am grateful to Colgate University for uniting me with these teammates. The friendships and relationships I have made with the student body, staff and alumni are also significant to me. 

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

I got the best one with my Mom’s home cooking if I am being honest! 

What is your favorite snack food? 

I really like to snack on popcorn. 

What is your degree in? 

I have a major in Educational Studies as well as a minor in Anthropology. 

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

I am a fast learner and adaptable team member. 

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

I feel like I would compare myself to the Honey Badger for my ability to make plays on balls in the air. 

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

Definitely the games with a sledgehammer, figured out exactly where to hit them recently actually!

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

I would probably take the chance to meet and speak with my grandparents who aren’t here anymore to learn more about my parents when they were younger. 

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