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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jonte Berry, OL, Northwestern Oklahoma

Jonte Berry

Northwestern Oklahoma offensive lineman Jonte Berry is a big boy

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Jonte Berry

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’5 320

What is your position? 

Offensive Guard/Tackle

Where do you play college football? 

I play at Northwestern Oklahoma University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

The coolest thing I would have to say is speaking to high school kids in Fresno, California for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Principle Of Macroeconomics

Who is your role model, and why? 

My oldest brother he had many trials and tribulations when he was young but he was a leader and great provider for family.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

No other sports, I was dedicated to perfecting my craft in football.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Offensive Tackle this was my first season ever at offensive guard.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me from other guards is that I played tackle so I am very patient with my set so its easier for me to look up at a defender.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I’ve faced hands down would be my teammate Joby St.Fleur. I played against some good players throughout my career so far, but he is more talented.

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

I would have to say Amini Silatolu Guard for the Carolina Panthers he is athletic and physical. I was getting recruited out of Junior College to replace him once he left Midwestern University.

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

The biggest obstacle I faced was my father passing away this year with his battle with prostate cancer 17 days after my 23rd birthday. My coach Matt Walter and the support from my teammates,and family which helped me stay strong.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre-game ritual is I call my oldest brother and sister in law every game to pray for me before I go out on the field I been doing that since I was in junior college.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

The thing I feel that I have to overcome is the misconception that since I came from a small university that I haven’t played against good quality players on a constant basis.

FB_IMG_1447374685947What is your biggest strength? 

My aggressiveness and physicality and being coachable.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Stop my feet at times on my pass protection.

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

I would tell you that I am a hardworking individual who just wants a chance to separate myself from others and in order to call myself the best playing against the best.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Tom Brady and The Patriots

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

Tom Brady,Bill Belichick, and the group New Edition

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

With my first check depending on how much it is I would buy my high school a new weight room then buy my mother a house.

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