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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andrew Lucke, OL, Ohio Dominican University

NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL.  Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS.  This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview.  Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure.  We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect
  • Name: Andrew Lucke
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 300
  • Position: C, G
  • College: Ohio Dominican University
  • Twitter: AndrewLucke1
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  • Mason, Ohio, a small suburb of Cincinnati. I was able to grow up with my group of friends that I still talk to and have close relationships with, that will one day be in my wedding.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  • Film Study, Strength and Conditioning then Practice. If you don’t study your opponents then strength and conditioning do not matter, and then if you are not in good enough shape or know your opponent well enough then you can’t practice what your opponent will do.
What do you worry about, and why?
  • Not living up to my potential, because I do not want to let my family see me fail.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  • I failed myself at playing Division 1 football. I went and played 4 years at Bowling Green and had a goal to succeed there but I didn’t. I overcame and made the best of my situation by coming to Ohio Dominican and playing the best year I could and helping the team win 9 games.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  • Openness to Change
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
  • Marc Ranaudo DT from East Stroudsburg
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
  • Healthcare Administrator or Physician’s Assistant
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
  • My car
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  • One family member because my family has provided for me and given me the opportunities that I have to this day. 
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • John Snow, King of the North. He is the true heir to Westeros. He is a smart and fearful man.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • When my parents got divorced and I had to become a role model at a younger age than I expected to my younger brothers.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • Puking on the ball my Freshman year at Bowling Green because I had food poisoning. 
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
  • Pulling and lead blocking downfield for my RB for 40yds against Ashland…led to a TD
What song best describes your work ethic?
  • Work Hard, Play Hard Wiz Khalifa

Andrew Lucke is a solid run stopper

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
  • The determination to be the best at whatever I do no matter the challenges I face.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  • Sean Taylor, such an incredible football player, and person. Gone way to soon!
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
  • Get Lucke, or No Luck Needed
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 
  • Andy Dalton
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  • Respected because having the respect from someone means so much more to me than being like by them
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  • Pete Rose because he was such a great influence and great player to play the game of baseball. Even though he bet on baseball, he was betting on his own team to win. 
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  • Love to Win
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  • My mom because she is the strongest and hardest working person I know. No matter what adversity faces her she finds a way to make the best out of it and make everyone around her happy.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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