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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ben Johnson, TE, Kansas

What is your name? 

Ben Johnson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’5  255

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

The University of Kansas

Where are you from? 

Kansas City, Kansas

Who is your role model, and why? 

My strength coach Coach Woodfin. He’s been my mentor and motivated me to be not only a good football player but I better man

Who was your favorite teacher?

My strength coach Ross Schwisow in HS

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Played everything; Soccer, basketball, track and field, even ping pong lol

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Ok State DE Emmanuel Ogbah

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Evan Fairs

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

Rich Homie Quan- Better watch what you saying

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

Travis Kelce- not afraid to go up and get it

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

Went through a lot Junior year- Football got me through it all and was my motivation to change my life.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No rituals

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Hurdling a K State player in rivalry this season

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

I work with the developmentally disabled every week and help them with their jobs with the cottonwood organization.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Kansas City Chiefs

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

Teddy Roosevelt, Johnny Cash, Eminem

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