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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Damond King, DE, Texas Southern University


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? 

Damond King


What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 255


What is your position?



Where do you play college football? 

Texas Southern University


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

The coolest thing I did was help wrap gifts for kids & give food to the homeless.


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

College Algebra 


Where are you from? 

Houston, Texas


Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my uncle Eric, because he never let me give up he pushed me until the day he died.


Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, & Track 


Did you play any other positions in football?

DT , FB , LB , CB (little league)


At your position, what separates you from others? 

My ball get off 


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

I look at the O-Lineman I’m going against I look to see all his weaknesses.


Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I faced was this QB that played for Klein oak he went on to play at Texas A&M.


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

I would compare myself to Von Miller & the reason why is because he has a good ball get off & can bend the corner on pass rush.


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

When my uncle died and I had to keep moving forward. I had to keep being the best person & football player I could be without my backbone.


Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I don’t have any pre-game rituals


What is your biggest strength? 

My size & speed


Texas Southern pass rusher Damond King is a powerful player

Texas Southern pass rusher Damond King is a powerful player

What is your biggest weakness? 

Staying on my diet throughout the whole season


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

I’m a hard working player I do everything I am told to do I always on time you won’t have any problems with me I’m a leader by example & I love the game and will always fight no matter what.


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

My favorite NFL team growing up was the colts because I was a fan of Peyton manning 


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

Von Miller , 2 PAC , Pimp C


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

A 4 for 4 at Wendy’s 

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