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Kamel Philip Douhne | Lee University  | LB & Rugby Athlete 

Instagram: @kdouhne


Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (Enter school name)?

A: My story is very different than most athletes in my position. Having a brief rugby background football is a completely new sport for me. That being said, I’ve trained with professional and football gurus to make it a powerful transition into the sport .

 

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

A: Being able to learn a completely new sport and being a blank Canvas for any coach to mold into a star Athlete for their team.

 

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

A: Spiritual strength is key to produce results on and off the field.

 

Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?

A: Training was drastically effected during the shutdowns . All training facilities where closed . That meant me and my coach had to meet in random fields where we still trained  through rain ,  snow and  storms in less then ideal locations .  Kicked off multiple fields but never stopped growing . 

 

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

A: There is no plan B it only distracts from plan A . Only death can try and stop me. 

 

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

A: Leadership , spiritual and physical strength and determination to win, Foresight and foreshadowing. 

 

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

A: Every single play.

 

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

A: Being a first generation American with no connections or family in sports , I also battled obesity at a early age , I lost over 135 pounds at 17 to play football. 

 

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

A: Ray Lewis and  Shaquem Griffin. Just to say their names in the same sentence is legendary , Ray Lewis for his heart and leadership and griffin for his ability to over come people perceptions of what he can do.

 

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

A: determination. Heart, leadership. Strength spiritually and physically. Ability to battle in the trenches and having a coach who was a professional DB being able to bring that to my tool belt as a linebacker. I’ve battled everyday to train , spent everything i have to make this dream a reality never having the ability to play football ever before and picking up the sport that I love and making the dream become a reality speaks for itself . 

 

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

A: I mentor , and have church services in the juvenile jail system in Whitfield county GA . Spend holidays , super bowl and Sundays with them . They are my boys . 

 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?

A: 5-6 days of guided training. 

 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: Being a minority in America and coming from a strong line of Christianity in the Middle East . 

 

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

A: Time with family and friends 

 

Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?

A: I would love to help the forgotten parts of the world and those struggling in other continents.

 

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

A: My mom . She has overcome so much being from Syria and is the greatest women in the world . 

 

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

A: I speak Arabic 

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: NFL linebacker