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An Interview With Caleb Eagans

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A humbled hard worker who has aspirations to play in the National Football League one day. A fighter who pushes himself every day to be the best player he can.

Caleb Eagans was born on April 2, 1996, in Jewett, Texas. When college time came around, Eagans decided to stay close to his roots and attend the famous Texas A&M.

While at A&M, Eagans played football and ran track. While performing fairly well on the gridiron and the track, Eagans was also a top student in the classroom. With graduating from A&M with honors, Caleb can do it all. Currently completing his second Master’s Degree at UMHB(University of Mary Hardin- Baylor) Eagans is also a member of the Crusaders football program where he is a WR and a kick returner.

Upon being a top student and a rising college football player, Caleb has one goal, to play in the NFL. I had the pleasure to interview Caleb and get a little glimpse into his life.

Q: How did you fall in love with the game of football?

A: ‘’I fell in love with the game when I first started playing ball when I was a little kid. I like the team atmosphere and the feeling I have when the ball is in my hands trying to score.’’

Q: Who is your personal role model?

A: ‘’My mom is my role model. I’m inspired by her every day. Who she was as a person and the impact she had on people’s lives was positive/motivating. She was a hard worker as well. “

Q: Which football player do you look up to the most?

A: ‘’I feel like I look up to Dak Prescott a lot. He went through the same thing I did with losing his mom to cancer when he was at Mississippi State. He’s had a lot of adversity through his life with injuries and loss in his family but he still keeps going. He also does a lot of positive moves outside of football as well that I respect.’’

Q: What is your most memorable moment on the gridiron?

A: ‘’So far my most memorable moment is winning the Liberty Bowl in Tennessee against West Virginia when I was at Texas A&M.’’

Q: How do you mentally prepare for a game?

A: ‘’I make sure I eat well and get rest at least two days before. I watch a lot of film, stretch, and go over a review of the playbook. I have my game day playlist that I listen to that gets me ready to play a game. I also read a couple of encouraging Bible verses.’’

Q: What is your favorite activity (not football-related)?

A: ‘’I enjoy going fishing, hunting and things like bowling. I like being outside, maybe going hiking if the weather is nice. Playing pickup basketball is something I like to do to get some cardio in.’’

Q: Who is your favorite NFL team and why?

A: ‘’My favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys. I always felt like as a kid that I would play for the Dallas Cowboys and have that star on the side of my helmet. My favorite player growing up was Emmitt Smith which is a reason why I wore #22 all through high school. My whole family are Dallas Cowboys fans.’’

Caleb is headed to the NFL!  He was projected to go in the 2020 and 2021 Draft, however, due to injury and Covid, he will be entering the 2022 Draft!  Below is his NFL Draft profile. 

Draft Profile

NFL Speed 40: 4.28 

NFL Prospect Grade: 5.71 

Height: 175cm

Weight: 173lbs

Originally an SEC recruit

No off-field issues

10.42 in 100m

39 sec 300m hurdler

Great hands, rarely drops balls

Playmaker

Plays fast

Deep Threat

Player Similarity: Tyreek Hill and Desean Jackson

-via NFL scouts, analysts, NFL database prospect info

Caleb has not only had an incredible football career thus far, but he has also taught us that even through adversity there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. He is turning his dreams into a reality one day at a time and I can’t wait to see what his future holds. Be sure to keep your eye out for Caleb as he will be at the 2022 NFL Draft. I wish Caleb the best of luck on his future football journey. May he stay healthy and safe out on the gridiron.

Caleb’s favorite quote-  

”If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them, everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up, figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

 – Michael Jordan

To follow Caleb on his journey,  make sure to follow his Instagram and Twitter

 @ dflash_eagans.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FOOTBALL JOURNEY CALEB!!!!

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