Meet Determined Hornet Wide Receiver, Kwannah Kollie

Tarvarius Niles

Kwannah Kollie is a part of Delaware State University Hornets football team. Born and raised in Long Island, New York Junior prospect Kwannah Kollie is a wide receiver for the hornets. Scoring a couple touchdowns this season of 2019, Kwannah is looking to leave a mark on the field and also looking to make a spot on an NFL roster.

Hornet: Where were you born and what was your upbringing like?

Kwannah: I was born in Staten Island, NY. Growing up there I live in a quiet neighborhood with my mom as a single parent.

Hornet: Who has been the greatest influence in your life that has impacted the man you are today?

Kwannah: My mom, I always watched her growing up, how she would put food on the table for us.

Hornet : Can you tell us of your education history and what your goals or life ambition was when you were a student in High School/College?

Kwannah: I went to Curtis high school in Staten Island. Being in Curtis was a lot of distractions, especially playing a sport and having the projects down the street, a lot of things happened after school that could have threw me off track. I want to own my business

Hornet: Can you tell us of your job/education experience prior to attending or taking a job at Delaware State University?

Kwannah: Being at Delaware State my first two years was fine I was a sport management major when I first attend but changed my major to Mass Communication

Hornet: What was the most memorable point at that job or school?

Kwannah: Due to me being an athlete I feel like my most memorable moment was my freshman homecoming year, having a comeback win on homecoming night.

Hornet: Is this where you thought you’d be 5 or so years ago?

Kwannah: I always knew I would be in college. My mom always told that I got to get an education.

Hornet: What informed your decision on doing what you’re doing now?

Kwannah: My mom was hard on me getting an education.

Hornet: What are your plans for the future?

Kwannah: I want to go pro being in the NFL but if that doesn’t work out plan b is to  become a producer.

Hornet: What kind of advice would you offer a student, who is undecided on his or her career path?


Kwannah Kollie on the run/photo credit/Delaware State News

Kwannah: I would tell them to just try new things and don’t be afraid to fail.

Hornet: How would you describe the state of higher education in America today?

Kwannah: Education in America is good but its will get better throughout the years due the technology evolving.

Hornet: Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? Where, and how does life outside compared to that in the US?

Kwannah: No, but I plan to when I graduate college.

Hornet: What does the future hold for America?

Kwannah: I feel like it’s going to be more advanced with technology.

Hornet :Are you interested in politics? If no, why not? What is your take on the state of politics and the future of the American democracy?

Kwannah: No, I feel like it is rigged or it is faked. You know how it is with the government!

Hornet: What are your hobbies or extracurricular activities?

Kwannah: My hobbies are playing video games, workout, or go to the wellness center to play basketball.

Hornet: How would you describe your philosophy of life? That is, how do you see this life and what principles get you grounded and moving forward?

Kwannah: I feel like I’m an outstanding person on and off the field but to move forward I have to expand my knowledge

Hornet: Let us end this interview with a memorable quote from you. How would you describe yourself to the world?

Hornet: Complete the sentence: I am…

Kwannah: I am a determined person.


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