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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Willie Duncan, LB, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff



UAPB LB Willie Duncan is a stud who will light you up if you attempt to run in the middle of the field

UAPB LB Willie Duncan is a stud who will light you up if you attempt to run in the middle of the field

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?

Willie Duncan

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 235

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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

Community service as well as giving to others who are less fortunate as far as canned food drives. 

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

Physics II

Where are you from?

Detroit, MI

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, he’s a GOD fearing man. Who works very hard and shows each and every day characteristics of what it takes to be a Man.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, Basketball, Track, as well as Soccer. 

Did you play any other positions in football?

Other than Linebacker, Fullback and Running back.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My intelligence of the game, I’m one of the smartest players you can find. There’s no one who will out work me in anything I do.  

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

As a Linebacker I’m breaking down tendencies and what your favorite formations, type of plays. What you like to do on 1st down, 2nd down etc. I want to know you more than you know your self.  


Willie Duncan

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced has to be Kyle Coleman who this past year went to mini camp with the Seattle Seahawks, he’s a versatile player who has great athleticism in which I faced everyday in practice. 

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

Ray Lewis, and the reason why is because I am a very emotional player who loves the game and I am a vocal leader on and off the field. 

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

Learning how to take care of yourself. Just being on your own and learning to pay bills. I worked in summer and during breaks whenever I could to pay bills.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Find a quiet place and kneel down and give GOD all the glory and pray before every game.

 What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my physicality and knowledge of the game. I’m most definitely a rare breed.

What is your biggest weakness?

My weakness is sometimes being too aggressive at times putting myself in bad position. 

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

There is not a person on this earth that can out work me, I’m the most physical smartest player you will ever see. I’m a GOD fearing man who is a believer on and off the field and never in trouble. You will never question my effort. I have true love for the game and shows in my play.  

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

My favorite player growing up is Ray Lewis because I love the passion he has for the game, At times I can feel it through the T.V. My favorite team is my hometown Detroit Lions.

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

JESUS President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 

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

Give back to my family who has blessed me my whole life.

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