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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Osazuwamen Igbinosun, LB, Ball State University


Osazuwamen Igbinosun is a strong pass rusher with a great first step. He is very similar to Jerry Hughes of the Buffalo Bills. His brother also played in the NFL.

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What is your name? 

Osazuwamen Igbinosun, but for short people call me Osa.

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 250

What is your position? 

Rush Linebacker

Where do you play college football? 

Ball State University

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

Participating in the annual Riley Children Hospital Dance Marathon. Just a good feeling always helping out with that event and knowing that all the donations were going to a good cause.

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

Finance 410

Where are you from? 

New Jersey; but my parents are Nigerian

Who is your role model, and why? 

My brother Ike Igbinosun– He really watched me develop into the man I’m today and showed me that anything worth having doesn’t come easy.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball, Track, Baseball, Soccer, Football, LAX, and Wrestling.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Tight End

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My arm length and strength 

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

Tendencies the offensive lineman I’m lined up on does. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Indiana University offensive line my freshman year was a really good O-line.

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

Jerry Hughes

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

Fork Union Military Academy. I went down there with a purpose and a goal in mind that I wasn’t leaving until I had a Division 1 football offer.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What is your biggest strength? 

My mindset

What is your biggest weakness? 

Listening to people outside opinions

osa1If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I’m going to do the little things right and work hard every single day.

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

Jets/ Calvin Pace

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

Ray Lewis, Will Smith, Warren Buffett

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A condo

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN? 
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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