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2021 Spring PFN Player Profile: Naidir Hilliard – West Catholic @1lilnaddi

Written by: on Monday, March 15th, 2021

 

Naidir Hilliard 

Class of 2022 

West Catholic Prep. High School

CB/WR 

Ht: 5’10 Wt: 152 

Awards: Defensive Player of the year, most improved player, All-Freshman award 

Other sports: Track and field 

Twitter: @1lilnaddi 


Why do you play football? 

I play because I enjoy the sport itself and learning about it but, I grew up in a household of players it was kinda like I was born into it. 

What has been your best memory from football so far? 

My last game in eighth grade where I scored eight touchdowns. That’s my go-to, my motivation.

Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

Deion Sanders and Jeff Okudah, I like the way Okudah plays, his swag and aggressive play and I’m an aggressive corner. I like the way he looks on the field. For Deion his mentality I have his whole mentality. 

Who is your biggest fan and why? 

My mom, or my little brother. My little brother wants to be just like me; he sees me as a superstar. He looks up to me as a God and I want to make sure he’s on a straight path and does better than me. 

Is there any specific person you look up to and use as a role model?  

I have a lot of role models: my stepfather, my dad. I look up to them as a man and applaud them because it was very hard raising a child at 19 years old. 

What is your desired major in college?  

Engineering, Science, or Music. 

How has COVID-19 affected you?

Honestly, COVID gave me time to sit back and really think about where I want to go and what I want to be, and who to be. If I want to become a d-1 athlete I have to put in work. I gained about 25 pounds in muscle and COVID has done a lot for me. 

Favorite play to run?

I’m a man-to-man type of guy. Flys and comeback routes and sometimes slants. 

What is your personal goal for this season?

My personal goal is to at least finish with some type of record and stack as many offers as possible to have options. And my dream school Oregon. 

Favorite pre-game meal?

Pineapples, strawberries, and grapes.

Sports movie?

Hardball

Sport you’d love to play but can’t?

Baseball

Most embarrassing sports moment?

Last year, we were playing McDevitt and it was 8-7 and they had the ball and it was 4 and 3, and my coach called a cover three. I played too far back and the guy ran a hitch. I ran down as fast as possible and I missed the ball by an inch. 

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Stack as many offers as possible and be a great teammate. 

Do you consider a hotdog to be a sandwich? 

Yes

Favorite activities? 

Play basketball and I like to travel to a lot of places. I like to experience different foods.

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