Kamel Philip Douhne | Lee University | LB & Rugby Athlete
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