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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Josiah Hunter, OT, Stephen F. Austin

Josiah Hunter of Stephen F. Austin is a big boy who is a mauler on the O-Line

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: Josiah Hunter
    •    Height: 6’5
    •    Weight: 315
    •    Position: Offensive tackle
    •    College: Stephen F Austin State University
    •    Twitter: jo_hunter75
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  •  I am from Upland California. I love the food in California. It’s different and way better than most places I’ve been.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  • Strength and conditioning are first. I believe to play this game you have to be strong and well conditioned. It all starts in the weight room. Then it’s film study. Studying film and gaining access to your opponents moves, as well as tendencies are important. You also can build an effective game plan on how to defeat your opponent in the film room. Practice is last but it’s certainly not least. You practice to build your craft, Perfect your technique and learn what you need to expect for game time
What do you worry about, and why?
  • I worry about my assignment. I usually don’t have to worry but some are better than others. But I usually get over it with technique and fundamentals.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  • My third game of my senior year I gave up a sack. I failed my assignment but in football you got to learn to let it go and move onto the next play. If you don’t it will effect how you play the rest of the game.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  • My teammates know I’m a hard worker. I do over and beyond. I leave everything on the field no matter what.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
  • The best player I’ve played against was on my team the year before. John Franklin-Myers who plays for the LA Rams right now. I came into D1 football cocky and he quickly humbled me
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
  • If I didn’t play football I would be something in the field I’m majoring in. So something in Criminal Justice field.
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
  • My room is where I sleep and relax.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  • A family member because family is key to life.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • Tony Stark because he uses his intelligence to get through situations
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • The first time I got injured I had to sit out the second half of season. I thought I wouldn’t be able to play football anymore. Then I snapped out of that mindset and came back months before I was projected to be out.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • I had fell down some stairs because my shoes were untied. Got laughed at but I low key started laughing myself.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
  • My sophomore year at my junior college when I stripped the ball from an interception and I scored a touchdown.
What song best describes your work ethic?
  • Can’t go like that by Lil Durk

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
  • I’m a physical being. And I’m a competitor
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  • I’m a physical being. And I’m a competitor.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
  • Raise Boom Boom Box
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
  • I don’t really know because the league is filled with the best athletes.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  • I would rather be respected because respect goes further than being liked.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  • I don’t really know because the league is filled with the best athletes.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  • I hate to lose
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  • My family because they continue to encourage me and remind me what I’m playing for.

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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