NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dillon Beard, TE, Southern University
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Southern University A&M College
Where are you from?
Baton Rouge, LA
Who is your role model, and why?
Marshawn Lynch. Great player, leader on & off the field, Gives back to the community , and he isn’t afraid to be himself.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Mrs. Russell (3rd grade teacher)
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Baseball was my first love! Also, I love Basketball.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Drake – 4422
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Delanie Walker. We both play with high level of intensity and have the same build. He’s deceptive with his moves. When the ball is in the air we know 100% that it’s ours! He’s a playmaker and I am as well.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Biggest obstacle I had to overcome was when I wasn’t put on scholarship until my last semester of my senior year of college. I overcame it by praying and putting it in God’s hands! Showing them that I play this sport because it’s my passion and not letting that effect my style of play, performance or love for the game.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I had to listen to R&B right before we went out on the field to put me in a mellow mood.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Catching the tie breaking touchdown to help my QB set the new receiving TD record.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Letting one of my teammates move in with me because he didn’t have housing over the summer.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Juanita Thomas, LaShuntae Benton, Deborah Fountain