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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dev Holmes, WR, University of New Haven

Dev Holmes the standout wide receiver from the University of New Haven recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Dev Holmes the standout wide receiver from the University of New Haven recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Dev Holmes
  • Position: WR/Return Specialist
  • College: University of New Haven 
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 176
  • Twitter: @Dholmes2410
  • Instagram: @dev_holmes5

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

The big play ability, versatility, IQ, and return ability I bring to the table

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

I’d say 4-5 years old when I first started to play football

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

I’m a hard worker and love the grind

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


What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Control what you can control 

Who was your childhood hero? 


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

Zaon Laney

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Leaving an empty box in the cabinet 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

All of them taught me valuable lessons that I still use and will continue to use.

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

Adversity shaped me into a strong and mature person who strives to enhance any situation, the hardest moment in my life I would say would have to be 2019-2020. The uncertainty of my life with school and football and my grandparents passing away that year was hard on me.

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

University of New Haven is a small private school in West Haven, CT but the school spirit and alumni system is what makes it special to me. Once you’re a charger you’re bonded for life. #RidersOfTheNight

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

Wouldn’t have a franchise restaurant but would 100% have a soul food spot called Sandra’s in my house if I could.

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is your degree in? 

National Security

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

I am someone who leads by example, I always led by example and overcame a lot of adversity to be the mature leader I am today while also having the resilience, commitment, determination, versatility, and intelligence to be used anywhere on the field to help the team win.

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

Tyreek Hill

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

Either mini hoops or the water races

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

Kobe Bryant, Dave Chappelle, and Jeff Bezos. Three people who I can pick their brains about life and hear stories they had to go through to have gotten where they are or were in life. 


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