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NFL Draft Diamonds Interview: Justin Alexandre, DL, University of the Incarnate Word

Incarnate Word defensive lineman Justin Alexandre recently took time out of his schedule to interview with Draft Diamonds very own Jonathan Joyce

Player Profile:

  • Justin Alexandre
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • DL
  • 6’5”
  • 256lbs.
  • Elmont, NY
  • Twitter: @BigJust90

2018 Accolades & Statistics:

  • 2018 Southland Conference Football First Team.
  • GP: 11
  • Total Tackles: 55
  • TFL: 12.5
  • Sacks: 8.5
  • FF: 3

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

We Onnat by LilCJ Kasino.

How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?

Play-maker and a cool person to be around.

How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?

We all like to compete with one another and encourage each other to play our best and that type of energy is contagious and make the whole team better

When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?

I look for certain tendencies they make during the game to see if it’s going to be a run or pass then I look at the formations to see what their favorite plays in that formation depending on if its 1st, 2nd, or3rd down.

While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?

Jordan Murray North Texas OL.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

To still have good times with my mother that has been battling cancer for over 2 years.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

Super-speed.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

I valued everything about the College experience it’s something that I wish I can relive.

Who is your personal hero?

My mother.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I like to go bowling.

How do you work on yourself?

By focusing on what needs to be worked on and work on it one step at a time.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Samual L. Jackson because of the life experiences that he is gone through and he still managed to become successful today. I see that to be very inspiring and it seems like he has some good stories to tell.

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?

I would like to teleport from place to another because if i want to go somewhere all i have to do is think about it and then I’m there.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

To have a good workout or practice and have time to chill and talk to family and friends.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

Nobody really inspired me i just liked to compete as a kid and it has done good by me so far. But my Uncles are the one that put the football in my hands.

What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?

My love and dedication to the game and a relentless effort that I’ll bring in every practice and game.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

When i was in JUCO and it came to a point where i wasn’t eating every night and i had drink water just to go to sleep with that feeling i had something in my stomach. I overcame that challenge by growing up and getting a job just to get by so i was handling my business as a man.

What one skill would you like to improve on? What’s your plan for doing so?

To be more consistent with my pass rush i plan on doing that by practicing it on a daily basis.

If you could sack any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be and why?

Michael Vick because of how good he was on his feet i feel like it would be a great feeling to sack him in the backfield for a lose of yardage.

What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?

Justin Tuck.

What is the best part of your hometown; Elmont, NY?

The people that are in it.

In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization.

I’m a team player, relentless, playmaker, easy to get along with and i hate losing.

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