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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Davond Dade, DE, Portland State

What is your name?

Davond Dade

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 260

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Portland State

Where are you from?

Los Angeles California

Who is your role model, and why?

Kobe Bryant because I grew up watching him and I love his work effect, his tenacity to the game, and of course his mentality.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My high school English teacher Mr. Swaney

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball, and lacrosse

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Randin Crecelius

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Justin Calo

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

Migos- Call Casting

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

Von Miller because we both love to get after the quarterback and we have the sack dance ready.

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

My grandfather passing away was a big obstacle for me to overcome because he was my only father figure I really had in my life. He taught me almost everything I know about being a man and what it takes to be a man. Even though he has passed away I know he still watches down on me and thrives to continue to make him proud as he watches down.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray to the highest.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Getting a strip sack against Washington.

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

When I gave some of my Jordan shoes away to some homeless people. They weren’t even there size and they still appreciated them.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?


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

Kobe Bryant, Barack Obama, and Will Smith

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