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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Iosia Iosia, DE, West Texas A&M University

The 6'7 pass rusher is a powerful man that dominates his competition

The 6’7 pass rusher is a powerful man that dominates his competition

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? 

Iosia Iosia

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 

Defensive End

Where do you play college football? 

West Texas A&M

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

The coolest thing I’ve done was helping with the Special Olympics.

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


Where are you from? 

San Francisco, Ca

Who is your role model, and why?

My Uncle Misi is my biggest role model, he’s always kept me humble and to help others when we had little to give.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I didn’t play football until I was a junior in high school

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played OT in high school

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Being able to work with the players next to me and learning from them.

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

Watching the Olines tendencies; finding their weaknesses and their strength

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Tino Tuilata

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

Justin Smith

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

Getting back into to school and mentally disciplining myself for college and Football after two years of being off, and at the same time raising my son, and balancing fatherhood, and being a Student Athlete.

IosiaDo you have any pre-game rituals? 


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

Not having the same opportunities that Division 1 schools have, so we have to work a little harder.

What is your biggest strength? 

I’m a power player

What is your biggest weakness?

Being tall has its disadvantages sometimes I loose leverage.

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

I don’t know

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

San Francisco 49ers

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

I would bring back my Uncle Misi just who raised me

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I got bills to pay I can’t buy anything.

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