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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Daniel Dillon, LS, Campbell University

Daniel Dillon the Campbell University long snapper is a very solid long snapper

Daniel Dillon the Campbell University long snapper is a very solid long snapper

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?

Daniel Dillon

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2” / 245lbs

What is your position? 

Long Snapper

Where do you play college football?

Campbell University

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

Volunteering as an EMT has been a very rewarding way to give back to the community

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

Biochemistry

Where are you from? 

I am originally from Bridgeport CT, but my family moved down to Sanford NC when I was young.

Who is your role model, and why? 

My grandparents, they have always been very hard working good people.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I ran hurdles for the track team, and played basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played TE in high school, but once I snapped for my college coaches they told me I wasn’t allowed to play any other position.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My athleticism. It is not JUST about being able to snap a good ball, but it is important to work on your athleticism to be able to get down field and make a play.  

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

As a snapper, watching film is more geared towards breaking down your own form. However, watching the alignment of the punt block team as well as their tendencies is also important to spend time studying.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

That’s a tough question to answer as a snapper. Probably the bigger lineman when I snap for field goal because of the vulnerable position you are in after the snap.

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

Working my way through college so I wouldn’t have to take out as many loans. Undergrad was stressful trying to juggle Football, classes and work.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I usually read a few passages from my bible along with a devotional. I mostly spend time visualizing what I need to do on the field.

What is your biggest strength? 

I always strive to get better

What is your biggest weakness? 

I am very self-critical

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

I would tell you that I am a leader on and off the field and have great work ethic.

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

Dallas Clark. He was the TE I wanted to be like when I was on the field. I always liked the Colts because of him.

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

Albert Einstein. Morgan Freeman.

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

Sounds boring, but necessary… definitely pay off the loans

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  • Tupac or Biggie?
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