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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Darius Williams, DB, Colorado State University – Pueblo

2017 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2017 First Team All-RMAC Defense.
  • 46.0 Total Tackles – 4.5 TFL – 1 Sack – 8 INTs – 1 FF.

What is your name?

  • Darius Williams.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo.

What position do you play?

  • Defensive Back.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’0″ 195lbs.

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

  • Basketball and baseball.

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

  • Kieren Duncan (CSU-Pueblo WR, 2012-2015).

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

  • Yes, Future, Lil baby, Notorious B.I.G, Michael Jackson, Wiz Khalifa.

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

  • No.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My dad, because he is the most hard working man who raised 3 young men with good heads on our shoulders, and he showed me how to put everything I have into everything.

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

  • Favorite class is (Mass communications) Interactive media, least favorite was Spanish 101.

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

  • Lake days with my teammates.

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

  • Raiders because I was born and raised in Sacramento and that was our family team, going to games in the black hole there isn’t anything like it. Favorite player is of course Charles Woodson and because he was a great leader on the field and was fun to watch.

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

  • I would be in FAST AND FURIOUS as Vin Diesel because he was the best character in that movie series and kept the family together.

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

  1. Conor McGregor.
  2. Notorious B.I.G.
  3. Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider version).

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

  • Jackie Robinson, because he had to deal with so much adversity, it would be a historical conversation.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • The Joker, and because he means what he says and he does it with a style.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Doing the things that you don’t always enjoy, but you put yourself through it because you have to.

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

  • Procrastination can catch up with you, I learned that really quickly. Time will wait for no man, I had to schedule my days out.

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

  • Go lift weights, and keep up with your class work.

Why do you wear #20?

  • Funny story. I originally wore #23 and my roommate wanted #20 and at CSU-Pueblo we have a sign up sheet for numbers and when we signed up our coaches switched them to mess with us. Right when I put that #20 on for the first time it felt great and I haven’t looked back since.

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

  • The city in general, living there for 4 years it treated me well besides the heat. There was always so much support at the football games but other than football the food spots are legit there.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • Jordan, never whined, he was always the first guy in the gym and the last to leave from what I have read on. I enjoy watching old Jordan games because he would be consistent on defense and offense throughout the entire game.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • Xbox One. I play NBA 2K18, Madden 18, Rainbow Six Siege, and Fortnite.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • Going from my 2:30pm class right to practice each Wednesday then going to my 7:30pm class right after practice my redshirt freshman year.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  1. My family never goes hungry.
  2. I wish for a nice house.
  3. Ford Raptor.

What is your hidden talent?

  • My point guard skills in basketball.

If there is a book written about Darius Williams, what is the title?

  • “The Notorious WEEZ.” I say that because growing up I always played defensive back and I feel that most of the time besides the big leagues (NFL/CFL) DBs never get the credit when it is due. We are always doing the dirty work and just growing up in general I have had that mindset that my everyday life I am viewed as somewhat the bad guy that does just his job.

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Sky diving.
  2. Riding in a jet.
  3. Jet skiing in Hawaii.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • Dexter, and Rick and Morty.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • Yoga.

If you could intercept one NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Tom Brady because he is the greatest of all time.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the CSU Pueblo football team?

  • All American season, and a National Championship.

If you could give NFL scouts three words to describe the type of man they are getting in Darius Williams, what would they be?

  • Dedicated, hungry, and focused.
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