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NFL COMBINE: Q & A with Lil’ Ironhead, Cam Heyward

Cam Heyward speaking to the media at the NFL scouting combine. (Associated Press)

Cam Heyward speaking to the media at the NFL scouting combine. (Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward, the son of former Atlanta Falcons standout Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, spoke to the media recently at the NFL scouting combine.

Heyward, who played at Whitfield Academy and Peachtree Ridge High, came off as a determined player, who can tell a good joke.

The room broke into laughter when he compared his head to his father’s. The elder Heyward passed away in 2006 after a seven year battle with brain tumors.

Here’s the best of Cam Heyward:

ON HIS PASS RUSHING STYLE: As a pass rusher for the next level, I think the things I bring to the table is that I’m a guy that likes to be physical with the pass blockers. I know I need to refine my techniques and continue to improve. I’m a guy that’s going to constantly hustle and just give it all I got.

Cameron Heyward picks up a fumble and returns it for a short gain. The defensive tackle who last week against Miami returned an interception 80 yards, called the short fumble recovery return "unacceptable." (Terry Gilliam, Associated Press)

Cameron Heyward picks up a fumble and returns it for a short gain. The defensive tackle who last week …

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