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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ryan Feiss, WR, Shepherd University

Ryan Feiss of Shepherd is a playmaker. Remember his name come April!

  • Name: Ryan Feiss
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight:190
  • Position: WR
  • College: Shepherd University 
  • Twitter: @F_ICE21

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

  • I am from Forest Hill, Maryland and the thing I love the most about my home town is the friends and family that I’ve made life time full of memories with.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

  • I doing think you could put any of these ahead of the others. They all are equally important to being successful on the football field.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

  • As a incoming freshman at shepherd university, I was a walk in and was not invited to camp. This created a giant chip on my shoulder and I use that as motivation to become the player I am today.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My hands 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

  • CB Dejuan Neal

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?

  • I am majoring in Sports Marketing so something along those lines

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

  • Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

  • Family member 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

  • Being a walk on and not being invited to camp. I let it motivate me to become a better football player

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • My first touchdown

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

  • Work ethic

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • My grandfather. Now that I’m older, I would love to be able to have a conversation with him about life and sports.

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?

  • They are in the NFL, so they are all pretty good

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  • Respected. I am who I am and I wouldn’t change to be liked by anyone

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  • Bo Jackson. He would’ve been an all time great.   

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

  • Hate to lose 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • My parents. They have shaped me to be the person I am today

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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