Kamathi Holsey Interview: Hard Work Really Matters

Ask an NFL fan who some of the receivers in the 2018 NFL Draft are and odds are that you’ll hear names like Calvin Ridley, Courtland Sutton, Christian Kirk, and D.J. Moore. While all four are very talented players, there’s another name to know in what is a loaded wide receiver class: Kamathi Holsey.

Holsey’s story is a unique one. With no offers out of high school, he decided to attend Independence Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Buffalo.

No matter what he’s been through in life, Holsey has kept working, which has gotten him to where he is today: An NFL Draft prospect.

With the NFL Draft just four days away, whoever drafts Holsey will have an opportunity to bring in a big, physical 6-foot-4 wide receiver who can make plays. Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to have a chance to interview Holsey.

Check it out below!


Q: How have you prepared for the draft and how would you describe the process?

I’ve been working with my trainer and talking to teams like the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, and Pittsburgh Steelers.


Q: What made you choose Buffalo and what was the experience like at that university over any other offers you had gotten from other schools?

I chose UB because of @CoachRobIanello.  He got me to switch from TroyUniversity on National Signing Day in 2016. Also, as a Sociology Major,  UB has a good degree which is most important because football isn’t forever.


Q: Buffalo obviously isn’t the biggest program in college football, but certainly looks like it is on the rise. What’s it like being part of such a great program?

It’s great, being a non-power 5 school we have a lot to prove everyday we have a chip on our shoulder


Q:  What is it like working out with NFL teams and being able to receive feedback from people at the next level?

It’s very humbling and surreal not everyone gets this opportunity


Q: If you could catch a pass from one quarterback at the next level, who would it be and why?

Carson Wentz, because he’s the future of the NFL and I’m a Philly guy. I’m a little biased, but I respect what he does on and off the field. He’s also a leader.


Q: Who was your favorite NFL player growing up?

Randy Moss. Yeah, I try to take what I can from his game and use it for mine. I also watch a lot of film on Michael Thomas and Deandre Hopkins.


Q: The consensus is that this is a deep, intriguing class of wide receivers. What non-football qualities do you have that set you apart from the other prospects in this class?

I consider myself to be a good role model off the field


Q: Obviously, football no matter what level you play it at is a team sport. Since you began playing, who was the one coach that you think really influenced you?


One of my close friends who died this past summer he introduced the game to me and had a big influence in my life

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