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Talking Sports with Louisiana State University cornerback Tyrann Mathieu prior to the Heisman announcement

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Tyrann Mathieu, the Louisiana State University sophomore cornerback and nicknamed the “Honey Badger,” took time to do an interview with The Capital Sports Report. The interview took place during the media availability prior to the Heisman Trophy announcement.

TCSR: Could you talk about your experience in New York City?

Tyrann Mathieu at the Heisman news conference

TM: “It is my first trip to the Big Apple, so I have enjoyed it. The tree is pretty impressive.”

TCSR: What does it mean to be a Heisman Trophy finalist?

TM: “My coaches have told me to enjoy the experience. I have been able to meet a lot of good people through this experience.”

TCSR: Could you talk about being a defensive player at the Heisman? The last defensive player to win the award is Charles Woodson.

TM: “I’m blessed to be a defensive player that’s a finalist. I’m representing my school and I’m representing myself. This is a dream that I thought would always be possible that could come true one day.”

TCSR: Have you followed Charles Woodson’s career since he won the Heisman in

TM: “Yes, I’m aware of Charles Woodson.”

TCSR: Who have you modeled your game after?

TM: “No, I played wide receiver in high school, so I really modeled my game after Deion Sanders. He’s the one guy that I wanted to be like growing up.”

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