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NFL Draft Diamonds Interview: Kenny Lacy, OT, UCLA

What is your name?

  • Kenny Lacy.

Where did you play College Football?

  • UCLA.

What position do you play?

  • OL.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’4” 310lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • Man growing up I always was a basketball player. I did the shot-put & ran track. My dad thought it was good for me to be a well-rounded athlete.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • Had to be one of my teammates. Numerous of those guys on that defense we had. Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Cassius Marsh & Eddie Vanderdoes.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • Yeah usually before a game I will be listening to music. Maybe to some Nipsey Hussle, Drake maybe some Migos. Get me in my zone.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • I pretty much have a simple routine. Get to the stadium early, walk the field, come back in & change. If it is an away game, make sure to get on the right pants.

Who is your role model & why?

  • Would definitely be my Dad. He has always taught me that you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • My favorite class were probably my Political Science classes. I would say my least favorite class was my Statistics class.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Experiencing L.A. & upper Westwood. Going to Lakers games, it just a different place than Phoenix. Hanging out with the team & going to the beach.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team, & why?

You cite Former Michigan LT Jake Long as being the athlete you admire most, why?

  • He was a great player; I really look up to him.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play? 

  • I would be Ace from Paid in Full. I am the one in the group that is more relaxed & chill that does not want to be in the spotlight.

If you could have dinner with three (3) people, dead or alive, who are they? 

  • Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Kobe Bryant

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • Muhammad Ali. There would be so much to learn from him.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Growing up I was never really into them, but if I had to pick I would probably choose Superman.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • To me, hard work is doing more than what everybody else expects is good enough.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • I learned another degree of hard work. Learned the difference between just work & really getting after it.

Which would you prefer, three (3) wishes over five (5) years or one (1) wish right now? What wish or wishes would you choose?

  • I would choose three wishes.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • I would probably give myself a little bit better study habits. I could have made it easier on myself with better study habits.

Why do you wear #76?

  • I started wearing that when I was about seven years old because of Orlando Pace.

You majored in Political Science while at UCLA, what drove you to that field?

  • When I was a freshman, I just got interested in how much strategy is involved in Politics.

You have interest in a career in Sports broadcasting. Who are some of the people you look up to in that profession & what attracts you to making that a potential career?

  • I definitely look up to Jalen Rose, or another former player like Shaq. Being former athletes, they have made a smooth transition.

What is the best part of your hometown, Phoenix, AZ?

  • South Phoenix is the best by far. You will have to come here if you have never been. I really just enjoy coming back home. It has always been the place for my friends to come over & hang out.
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