Eli Harvey | Northeastern State University | NG/DT

Twitter: @IamEliharvey  |  Instagram: @___ninety9

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Northeastern State University?

A: the recruitment process was crazy but definitely something I enjoyed because with each school I came in contact with I was reminded of how al of the hard work is paying off, but I ultimately chose Northeastern State university because it was the closest of the family atmosphere that I got from not only the coaches but the players and with me being from Georgia I felt like it was the perfect combination of being away from home but not to far that my mom couldn’t come see me play. 

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: honestly, I could name a bunch of stats but the biggest accomplishment was growth! College football has shaped me to be a leader and better man! And no matter what I’m doing in life I can always use the same tactics I’ve gained from playing football to help me in life.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at_northeastern state university Northeastern State University?

A: mental toughness is key! “A man who tells hisself he can and a man who tells hisself he can’t are both right.”

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: Media Studies, And whenever football is done for me I’d love to either go into coaching or be a sports Analyst for ESPN. 

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: that I’m respectable guy but most importantly I’m a leader, they would tell you how my personality can change a locker room and my intensity & effort on the field is unmatched. 

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?

A: definitely my junior year when I got a interception lol that’s like every DL dream.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: I get asked this question a lot and I always say the same three players Arron Donald, Vince Wilfork, and Grady Jarrett, because of the dominance they have on games! Jarrett & Donald being undersized DL but yet so dominant and Wilfork ability to force double teams and have the athleticism for his size. I think We all share those same similarities! 

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: my biggest strength is being great Run Stopper and the leadership qualities that I can bring to a locker room! 

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: at my school I was involved with the RiverHawks scholar program, a program that’s designed to give students with intellectual and physical disabilities the opportunity to attend college. 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?

A: staying in top shape and soon I’ll sign with an agency and train to the best of my abilities. Some goals I have is to run the 40 anywhere from 4.8-5.01 and 27 or better on the 225 bench test. 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: getting drafted or getting signed by Any NFL team 

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A: Spending time with family or playing my piano 

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: For me there are 3 My pastor Morris Atkism, my mother Tammy and my trainer Marcus Howard. 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: I’m pretty good at doing impressions of people.  


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