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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ben Huss, OL, Duquesne

What is your name?

Ben Huss

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 300 lbs

What is your position?

Guard/Center

Where do you play college football?

Duquesne University

Where are you from?

Upper St. Clair, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

Role Model(s) are my parents. Everything that they have given me is a blessing. I want to give back to them in the future for all they have sacrificed.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Favorite Teacher: Dr. Ronald Dick  my Sports Management teacher

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played every sport except Cricket or Volleyball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Christian Kuntz (Duquesne)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Tommy Stuart, Carter Henderson

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Skrilla by Kodak

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

David Decastro from the Steelers. Both wear 66 in Pittsburgh and great run and pass blocker

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

Playing a full year on a torn labrum then getting surgery right after the season. I worked hard in rehab and came back even stronger in my shoulder

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just a prayer in the end zone or breaking down my team

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

First play from scrimmage against William & Mary in the playoffs. Throwing a 80 yard touchdown when they told us we were running the ball

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Hoops for Autism. Teaching the kids how to play basketball and just having fun.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Jim Brown, Arnold Palmer, John Wooden

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