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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Landon Stratton, P/K, University of Georgia

Landon Stratton of Georgia has a big leg and an accurate one as well. He recently took the time out of his workout schedule to sit down with Draft Diamonds for this interview. (Photo: NJ Photography)

 •    Name: Landon Stratton
  •    Height: 6’1
  •    Weight: 210 lbs
  •    Position: P/K
  •    College: University of Georgia 
  •    Twitter: lstratton_12

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  •     The best part about my hometown is everybody feels like family. We are a very small town where just about everybody knows everybody. The whole city supports everyone chasing their dream and loves to see people make them come true.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  •     For punting, film study, practice, strength and conditioning. Film allows you to really break down and get to the bottom line of what you did right and what you need to improve on. Practice always makes perfect, the more reps you get, the more consistent you become. Strength and conditioning would mostly be to encompass flexibility and yoga. 

What do you worry about, and why?
  •     I worry about letting my family down. I’ve worked so hard for everything in my life, and my biggest fear is doing something to let them down or tarnish the family name

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  •     I overcame being a walk-on and earning a full scholarship at Murray State. Then went on to grad transfer to the University of Georgia 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  •     My commitment to doing my job 

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

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
  •     Football Coach (specialists of course)

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

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  •     Family member. Family is a big part of my life, and I don’t know if I could ever leave one behind 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  •     Joey Tribiani from Friends. He just goes about his life doing what he wants and having fun while he does it 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  •     My biggest adversity I faced would be the challenges from being a walk on with no hope of playing, to earning a full scholarship and being one of the top punters in our conference 

What is your most embarrassing moment?
  •     Getting my cleat caught in the kicking next against Jacksonville State 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
  •     My 76 yard punt against SIU my sophomore season 

What song best describes your work ethic?
  •     “Last Breath” by Future Hendrix

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

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  •     My Aunt Fredia, she has always been a big influence in my life, and when times get tough I know that she’s up in heaven looking down on me, and it just keeps me going because I really want to make her proud. 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
  •     Just kickin’ it

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
  •     Stefon Diggs 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  •     Respected. Respect is something that not everyone has. Everyone can be liked by someone 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  •     I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe there’s life outside of football. Football just may not be God’s plan for that person. 

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