Michael Buckhanna | Greenville University | DB

Twitter: @mike_buckhanna | Instagram: @Kingbuckhanna 

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose _____________ (list your school)?

A: The recruiting process to Greenville was a great one. My coaches stayed in touch with me and made me feel like I was apart of the program before I enrolled. The reason I choose Greenville was because I felt it was great place for me to be and also my coach made a home visit.  

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

A: My biggest accomplishment would be playing college and being a prospect at this level. 

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at_____________ ( list your school)?

A: The thing that stuck to me the most while attending Greenville would have to be that I have to trust the process even when I can’t see it. Another thing is stay faithful to the process and stay faithful to God! 

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

A: Major sport management and minor in business. If football doesn’t workout I plan on starting my own nonprofit organization for student athletes from the middle school level and up. 

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

A: Most them would say that I am loyal, trustworthy, dependable, enthusiastic and always willing to help someone get better. 

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

A: Catching an interception in Minnesota in the snow with the weather being close to zero degrees. It was cold but a great memory for me and it was my first college interception. 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenging have been mentally and I dealt with it by spending time with God and reading. I had to reprogram my mind for the better and get back on track so I could work towards my dreams. 

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

A: Tyrann Mathieu “ Honey Badger” just seeing how he overcame so many obstacles to get where he is today says a lot about his character. So that’s why I would have to choose him. 

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

A: My character I’m always willing to learn more, train hard, and make those around me better. On the athletic side I will let my numbers speak for me. 

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

A: Yes, I always give back to my community. Last summer I did a back to school drive for my old elementary school and gave them multiple school supplies!  

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

A: Eating the correct things, hydrating properly, training at Elite Speed in Fairview Heights, Illinois with my trainer Cameron James, and also getting a great amount of rest. 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: Getting an opportunity to prove myself to teams to let them know I can compete at any level and getting signed. 

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

A: Reading the Bible and books, working out, and spending time with my family. 

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

A: My mother is the most influential person in my life. Just seeing how she never made an excuse and made things happen for my brothers and I. She sacrifice a lot for us, so I try to be like her daily. I never make an excuse no matter what the situation may be. 

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

A: How I can make everyone around me better and get them to believe in themselves. Also, letting them know they can be better than they think they can be. 

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