Micah Hyde Interview
Sr. / Iowa / CB

Updated - 1-20-13

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  Tell us about your experience at the 2013 Shrine Game.    
Micah Hyde:  It has been a fun experience so far.  There are a lot of people watching and seeing how you are performing.  They are watching your every single step.  I am just trying to make the best of it.  The most important thing is to have fun and not be nervous.  It is important to be loose.  We are all out here for a reason.  We are all good players here.  I am just trying to make the best of it. 
Alex Khvatov:  What has been the most memorable moment for you in St. Petersburg, Florida?
Micah Hyde:  I think just meeting new guys.  You play against them in college.  Now you get the chance to put the name with the face.  We all have the same goal in mind.  We all want to make it to the NFL. 
Alex Khvatov:  Which wide receivers from the West squad have stood out the most in practice?
Micah Hyde:  To be honest, all of them have gotten me at least on one occasion.  My teammate Keenan Davis has stood out.  The guy from Middle Tennessee State (Anthony Amos) and the guy from Mississippi State (Chad Bumphis) have been good.  They are all good receivers.
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the football field?
Micah Hyde:  I think that I am versatile.  I play smart.  I hardly give up the big play.  I try to keep everything in front.  I can play different positions.  I love to play special teams.  It is a huge thing for me.  At Iowa, you get your start on special teams and then you get the chance to make your mark on defense. 
Alex Khvatov:  What is the feedback that you have received from scouts this week?
Micah Hyde:  Scouts asked me what I like better corner or safety.  I played a little safety my junior year at Iowa.  I was starting to get used to it.  But it was better for the team for me to go back to corner.  I have been playing corner for awhile now.  I am used to it and comfortable there.       
Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game have you been trying to improve upon this week?
Micah Hyde:  Learning the scheme.  It is a pretty simple defense.  I have been competing against the receivers and hustling to the ball. 
Alex Khvatov:  Describe your senior season.
Micah Hyde:  We definitely knew that we were young coming into the season.  There wasn’t a lot of experience on the team.  We started off pretty well.  We were like 4-2, but we lost the last six games.  It is disappointing especially since it is your senior season.  You want to win every game possible.  It is tough, but you learn from it.  But the young guys are hungrier going into next year.  They will be working hard. 
Alex Khvatov:  Where are you training for the NFL Draft?
Micah Hyde:  I will be going back to school.  I need to finish up school.
Alex Khvatov:  What is your major?
Micah Hyde:  Recreational sports business.
Alex Khvatov:  What are your plans after your career is over?
Micah Hyde:  I want to manage a professional team.  Or maybe run a youth center like YMCA. 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?
Micah Hyde:  I am a competitive guy.  I like to be outside.  I was never the video game guy.  I like to watch movies.  I am a movie guy.  I don’t like to read.
Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite movie?
Micah Hyde:  Shawshank Redemption. 
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Micah Hyde is….
Micah Hyde:  I am a loose guy.  I get along with everybody.  I try to get along with everyone.  It is the type of personality that I have.  I try to learn something from everybody.  I am always nice to people.                   


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