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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marc Orozco, K, Grambling State University

Marc Orozco the kicker from Grambling State is flying up NFL Draft boards after showing off his monster leg. This kid has what it takes.

• Name: Marc Orozco
• Height: 5”9
• Weight: 170
• Position: K
• College: Grambling State University
• Twitter: marcorozco31

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

• All of my family live near or in Denton, Tx only a hand full life outside of Texas or outside the country. so it’s nice to spend my off time with them when I’m back home

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

•  Strength and conditioning, practice, film study because If your body is conditioned and in form it makes it easier for you to practice the way you want to practice which means easier film studying not so many errors.

What do you worry about, and why?

•  Not much really, tend to just focus on being prepared for opportunities that may present themselves in the future and take life day by day.

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

• Failing to not get that big-time offer from a big FBS team, but I learned over the years I didn’t need it and showed me that any type of opportunity is a good one and you never know what doors that opportunity will open for you so take it and make the best of it. Thank you, Grambling for taking a chance on me.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  They call me “Money” Marc Orozco so probably that I’m very accurate and consistent in everything I do.

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

•  Jared Goff

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

•  Honestly wouldn’t have been motivated to go to school, probably just started working. so I am thankful to have football because it showed me how important other things are in life.

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

-Room, can’t sleep in a dirty room.

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

•  One family member, just really close with a lot of my family and would rather be with one of them than none.

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

•  Flash, always wondered how it feels to be fast.

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

•  I’ve been through a lot in my life but the hardest has to be in 2016 when my dad was diagnosed with minimal change disease and prostate cancer and having to see him every day thinking I’d lose him was the hardest thing ever, ended up leaving Grambling to help care for him. It made me mentally stronger changed me as a person and it taught me to never stop working hard because if my dad can fight cancer and a rare illness and be back on his feet I have no excuse to not be working hard every day.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  Hit a guy in the head on the kickoff with the ball on purpose twice in the same game. one was offsides and we recovered the other one

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

• Me being mentally strong is always a trait I’m glad I have, never over thinking anything or thinking too much on the past just worry about what I can control and staying relaxed.

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

•  my grandfather, he meant so much to me spent almost every day would just want to spend another day with him

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

•  El Trasnochador

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

•  Chad Williams Chester Rogers and Trent Scott

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, respect is everything

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

• Don’t really know of any.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Love to win, I’m working to win and I can’t hate my losses because your losses teach you more than when you win and show you how much harder you need to work to get to where you want to be.

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

My father , he’s shown me that there is no situation big enough to keep you down you can always push through no matter what.

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