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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Amir Fenwick, DL, Robert Morris University

Amir Fenwick the defensive lineman of Robert Morris University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Amir Fenwick
  •    Height: 6’1
  •    Weight: 280
  •    Position: DL
  •    College: Robert Morris University
  •    Twitter: @5Fenwick2

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

  • I moved around a lot so I don’t have an exact home town but, I would consider PG County my hometown. It is a very diverse and popular area that attracts people from all over. What I love most about it is , all the talent that comes from here. Not just in football but all sports and professions. 

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

  • Film study is most import because you have to be a student of the game. Watching film allows you to critique yourself as well as getting to know your opponent. Next is practice. Practice is another key to success because it’s an opportunity for you to get better each and every day. Practice should be a grind so that come game day it will be easy. Last but not least is strength and conditioning. The game is 10% physical and 90% mental. 

What do you worry about, and why?

  • I worry about becoming complacent because complacency breeds failure. And that’s why each and every day I work on becoming a better version of myself.

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

  •  I failed at a number of things but I learned from each mistake and used that to propel me even further.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

 • I’m dependable     

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

  • Lance Dunn from North Dakota State University 

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

  •  I would be an Environmental Engineer.

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

  •  You should always clean your room first.

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

  • I would save a family member because I know the pain of losing a loved one and I wouldn’t want to go thorough that again.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

 •  I would be Batman. From an early age, he went through a tough loss that would usually break a lot of people. But, he used that feeling to fuel his fire and rose to the top. Even when he got to the top he knew he couldn’t stop improving himself because he was an “ordinary” man living in a world where you have to compete with other people or beings that have the advantage or upper hand, and I can relate to his determination and perseverance.

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

  • The loss of my mother at the age of 9 took a huge toll on me but I’ve had my family there to support me every step of the way. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

 •  I fell up the stairs and almost crushed someone, but we were both okay.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • Freshman year I got my first tackle playing against South Dakota State. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

  •  Rick Ross – Hustlin’

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

  • The most important trait to have would be mental endurance . 

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

 •  I would bring back my Mom. She went away before she could see me sprout. But I know she’s always smiling down and looking out for me.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

  •  Club Lib

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Damon “Snacks” Harrison

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  •  I would rather be respected than liked. Not liking me is fine as long as we have some sort of respect. I’ll handle my business and you’ll handle yours without there being animosity between us. 

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

  • Jason Pierre Paul. I feel for him the most because he’s an example of how the smallest things can have a huge impact. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

  • I hate to lose more than I love to win

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

  • My dad and uncle have been the biggest influences in my life because they instilled in me from day one that if I want something in life then I have to go and get it. It’s not just gonna happen sitting around doing nothing. And I use that to drive me everyday. 

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