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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: George Dawson, LB, Fordham University

Fordham University linebacker George Dawson is a big time hitter for the Rams.

Fordham University linebacker George Dawson is a big time hitter for the Rams.

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

George Dawson Jr.

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 223

What is your position?

OLB/S

Where do you play college football?

Fordham University

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

I mentored at a Bronx high school and I have volunteered at various fundraisers in my time at Fordham.

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

Statistics

Where are you from?

Soundview, in the Bronx.

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents and my high school track coach because they instilled great morals and values in me and taught me what it meant to be a man.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball as a kid and track in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played receiver and Quarterback in high school and I also kicked and punted.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My knowledge of football and ability to digest information quickly gives me an edge on the field and the way I invite contact.

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

I look for little things that a player does like special steps they take on certain plays, their demeanor when carrying out fakes, if they shy away when getting hit and how well they take care of the ball when they have it.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I ever faced in college would have to be Terrence West at Towson, he was a beast.

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

I would say Deone Buchanon, he is just an extremely versatile player who makes plays in the box, in the secondary and is just a relentless player. I feel like I have the ability to be a very versatile player like him.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

A bag of skittles and a quick prayer before I hit the field.

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

Just being looked down upon in a way like I wasn’t good enough to play at the FBS level and just showing that I am capable of playing at a high level.

dawsonWhat is your biggest strength?

My passion for the game along with my knowledge of the schemes.

What is your biggest weakness?

My strength at the point of attack is something that I have been working on.

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

I would let you know that I am a highly motivated individual that is chasing a dream and would do and give anything to achieve that dream.

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

Favorite NFL player would be Kam Chancellor or Luke Keuchly and favorite team, Giants baby!

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

Tupac, Ghandi and MLK.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My parents a new house if I have enough to do so.

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NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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