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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D’shawn Dexter, DB, University of Northern Iowa

D’shawn Dexter from the University of Northern Iowa is a playmaker

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

D’shawn Dexter

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 205lbs

What is your position? 

Strong safety Nickel Back

Where do you play college football? 

University of Northern Iowa

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

Helping with the special Olympics.

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


Where are you from? 

Orlando, Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad Sidney Dexter because he taught me to never give up and to always get back to my feet when life knocks me down. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Wrestling, weightlifting, basketball, and baseball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Running Back.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My motor .

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

Tendencies of the player across from me does his demeanor change if it’s a run or a pass.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Carson Wentz.

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

Earl Thomas.

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

Graduating from college, I did it by having the support of my parents getting me through the bad days and keeping me humble during the good days.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Drinking a can of coke and listening to Pastor Troy.

What is your biggest strength? 

Running to the ball.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Thinking to much.

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

I am a extremely hard worker with the opportunity I will give the team everything I have.

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

New Orleans Saints.

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

Tupac, My Great Grandfather, and  Barack Obama. 

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

Marking sure my parents don’t have to work anymore.

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 [email protected]

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