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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D.J. Ward, WR, Stephen F. Austin State University

dj wardEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you.

What is your name?  

DJ Ward

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0″ 187

What is your position?

Wide receiver

Where do you play college football?

Stephen F. Austin State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

None. I walked on at SFA

How did you choose your school?

I took a chance and God took it from there.

Where are you from? The

Woodlands, Tx

Who is your role model, and why?

Deion Sanders because he perfected his position and is very intelligent and wise man.

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

Not just yet

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes,  baseball, track, basketball ms gymnastics

Did you play any other positions in football?

After high school I played a little but of quarterback

At your position, what separates you from others?

I catch every ball thrown my way, not afraid of to catch go through the middle and love being physical.

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

Physicality and catching with hands and doing my job for that play

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Probably Robert Alford

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

I would I say I play like Antonio brown because he’s not a huge guy but plays so tenacious

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

Not getting a chance to play college ball cause I wasn’t recruited so I trusted God and walked on and it worked out for me

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes, I say the exact same prayer and wait to the last minute to get dressed.

SFA v. Nicholls State FootballWhat is your biggest strength?

My hands

What is your biggest weakness?

I don’t know it yet

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I will catch every ball thrown to me, block any man in front of me and do my job every play.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Randy Moss, Dallas Cowboys

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

My grandmother, Deion Sanders and Roger Goodell

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