Devin Hafford is a 6-0, 200-pound defensive back for the Tarleton State University football team from Humble, just northeast of Houston. He’s a junior out of Class 6A Atascocita High School.
So far this season, Hafford has been one of the key players on the defense while the Texans have racked up a 5-0 record and claimed the No. 16 spot in the latest AFCA national rankings.
He has three interceptions this season, second on the team behind Prince Robinson with four.
Hafford was a second-team all-Lone Star Conference performer last season as a sophomore, when he led the Texans in passes defended (17, which led the LSC and ranked among the nation’s top 20) and pass breakups (15). He was second on the team in tackles, with 73.
As a true freshman playing in 11 games in 2016, Hafford was sixth on the team in tackles with 54.
The E-T offered up five questions to Hafford, and here are the results:
E-T: What is your second-favorite sport, behind football?
Hafford: “I ran track (in high school). I’ve been playing football since I was 4. I train all winter and all spring. I take real pride in it. This is my junior year, and I’m trying to take my talents to the next level. This year I’m trying to get All-American.”
E-T: What are your hobbies?
Hafford: I play Fortnite and Madden (video games).”
E-T: What is your major at Tarleton?
Hafford: “Business management."
E-T: What is your dream job?
Hafford: “To play in the NFL, or open a training facility for all sports. A speed and power training facility.”
E-T: What has been your favorite moment playing for the Texans?
Hafford: “My sophomore year, when we played Angelo State. We rallied around each other. It was a grind, a tough win. It was a team effort.”