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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Antwan Upshaw-Marshal, FB, Southern Utah

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What is your name? 

Antwan Upshaw-Marshal

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 1/2   260

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Played at University of Nevada Reno then transferred to Southern Utah University 

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A couple D1 AA and 2 D1 A

How did you choose your school?

Wanted to be close to family or be in a in a city where my I had family in it. Upon transferring I chose SUU because they showed alot of interest in me 

Where are you from?

Los Angeles .Ca

Who is your role model, and why?

I would have to say my Uncle Michael

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Not many

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball 

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others? 

I am a very big guy who is really fast for that position. its tough to find hard nose straight down the line fullback like my self. 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look to see my oppenents weakness and I look for opportunities and take them

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ronnie Hamlin out of EWU and My own teammate Matt Holly.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would have to say Vonta Leach. He is a enforcer for running back, a security guard or a big brother for RBs and i look up to that


What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle I went threw was being homeless before leaving for college. I overcame it by going off to college and putting my talents to use 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really lol just go out there and do my job

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my mindset

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness I been told is I don’t know when to quit

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? I would say if you picked me running backs would have nothing to fear.

Opening up a whole is no problem at all. All i been told in my life is FINISH FINISH FINISH and that’s always the plan. I been told I am like a big brother to Running Back I protect My Little brothers From As much harm as possible

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Favorite Player was Lorenzo Neal and Mike Alstott and I cant say i had a favorite team i just loved the game so much I would watch any game. Including college

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Gene Upshaw, My grandfathers Willie Brown and Norman Upshaw. Family Basically 

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