Name: Deion Holliman
School: Missouri State University
Position: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
I honestly didn’t set any personal goals! I put the team first as it should be so therefore, the goal was to win a national championship, win a conference championship, be a better leader on and off the field, and take no reps off. I really didn’t have statistical goals, I just wanted to play every rep my hardest and let the rest take care of itself.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Agile, relentless, explosive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Take every single rep and workout as if it was my last! Eat healthy and hydrate daily! Watch film and learn more about the game! Read, work on strengthening my mentality!
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I look for tendencies of the defensive back or linebacker! I like to try and find weaknesses and things they struggle with while guarding players. I try to figure out the schemes of defenses as well and then I go from there! Each team is different and players are coached different, so you have to be dialed in and focused on the opponents for that week!
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
As a wideout, I feel that I get in and out of my breaks faster than the defenders can react. I am smart when it comes to attacking leverage and using it to my advantage! As a kick returner, I love doing it so much my passion for it is just out of the roof! I’m fearless back there and I am very agile in space and in closed areas!
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Leadership and passion is what I will bring to teams! The will to be coachable is first! I want to learn as much as I can that will not only help me be a better player, but help play my part in helping us be a better team and organization! I’m very respectful and outgoing, so I will be involved with the community and not causing any off the field issues!
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m a very dedicated player. I’ve worked my whole life to be the best version of myself and I know I have the will and determination to play at the next level! I’m very competitive and have the mindset of nobody is going to out work me! I’m willing to learn, watch extra film, stay countless hours at the facilities, and do whatever it takes to make the organization the best that it can be! I’m passionate about this sport and I’m willing to make any sacrifice needed to continue my career as a professional!