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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lance Dunn Jr, RB, North Dakota State University

Lance Dunn Jr of North Dakota State University should be talked about way more than he is. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

• Name: Lance Dunn Jr

• Height: 5’10

• Weight: 212

• Position: RB

• College: North Dakota State 

• Twitter: @lance_dunn3

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

• I’m from Waterloo, Iowa and what I love the most about it is the people there and the support system they provide rather you’re family or just a local friend 

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

• I’d say film study first because when you’re preparing for a game rather college or NFL everyone is going to be strong fast and smart so you have to be able to find an edge on your opponent and you do that with film study 

Next, I’d say strength and conditioning because you have to be willing to push your body and outwork your opponent on a daily basis

Last but not least I would say practice because after you have your strength and conditioning and your film studying done, you have to put it all to use everyday at practice and be able to execute at a high level so the game is easy. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I try not to worry about anything because I know god has a plan for me and I just put it all in his hands. 

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

• I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a failure but my whole life I feel like I’ve been overlooked with everything and I use that as my motivation to prove people wrong 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My passion towards the game and my work ethic. 

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

• Khalen Saunders from WIU

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

• Coaching or recreational sports manager   

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

• Room

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

 • Family member first then I would try and save the strangers 

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

• Rick Grimes from walking dead cause he’s fearless and a good leader 

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

• My mother passed away when I was 9 years old and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through but It molded me into the man I am today and everything I do is for her

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Dancing in front of the whole school in high school at a pep rally knowing I can’t dance 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  Scoring my 4th touchdown on my 4th carry against Robert Morris my junior year 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Hustle hard – Ace Hood

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

• Self confidence and a strong desire to succeed

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

• My mother to hear her voice again and give me some god advice

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

• I’d Name it “Club Culture” for the black culture 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Tevin Coleman 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, being liked or disliked doesn’t really have an effect on me but being respected means a lot

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

• Kareem Hunt because even though he was in the wrong for what he did, he is still a good person and deserves a second chance

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to Lose

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

• My Dad because he has set me in the right path since I was a kid and always knows what’s best for me 

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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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