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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ryan Williamson, DB, University at Buffalo

What is your name? 

Ryan Williamson

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 195

What is your position? 

Free Safety

Where do you play college football? 

University at Buffalo

Where are you from? 

Cincinnati, OH

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Dad because he has taught me everything I need to know about being a man and he is an extremely hard worker.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Prather, Elementary school

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I ran track and played basketball.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jalin Marshall

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Malcolm Koonce

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

Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares

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

Earl Thomas, Micah Hyde, and Mike Mitchell because our playing styles are similar and size.

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

Earning a D1 scholarship and starting on my high school team junior year. I worked on my craft everyday and stayed in the weight room to get stronger as a football player.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pray on the field before every game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Pick Six against Ohio University my sophomore year.

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

When and visited an Veterans hospital and gave have out cards of appreciation and made them feel comfortable. It was good to se them happy and

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Growing up I always a hometown kid and loving the Bengals.

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

Muhammad Ali, 2 pac, Michael Jordan 

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