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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kahlil Dawson, WR, Portland State

What is your name?

Kahlil Dawson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9   175

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Portland State

Where are you from?

Spanaway, Washington

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father has taught me everything I know. Wouldn’t be where I am without him

Who was your favorite teacher?

4th-grade Teacher Mrs.Sonovich I had a crush on her

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Michael Rector in high school

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Davis Alexander

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

Let it go by Playboy Carti or Chief Keef

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

I would say like a Tyreek Hill type because I am an explosive playmaker but I also can play multiple positions

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Tearing my Labrum my junior year and having surgery, just being patient mentally and working every day to get myself better and recovered

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just getting on the field early and visualizing making plays

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first career touchdown my sophomore against Idaho state

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

Volunteering at the Boys and girls club, little kids are hilarious

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Never had a favorite team I just enjoyed watching the game. My father is a die-hard cowboy fan though

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

Tupac, Bernie Mac, Kevin Hart

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