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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Davelle Fox, CB, Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University defensive back Davelle Fox is not afraid of any wide out lining up across from him. This kid is a gamer.

• Name: Davelle Fox
• Height: 5’11” 
• Weight: 190lbs
• Position: Cornerback
• College: Bemidji State University 
• Twitter: @VELLEmos_World

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

• I’m from Chicago Illinois and the thing I love most about it is the food that you will almost exclusively find only in Chicago like Harold’s Chicken, Portillos, Uncle Remus, etc.   

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

• I believe in order Film study is most important because you need it to help you with play recognition and to see the tendencies of the players you are up against they are almost never the same, Then strength and conditioning and I put that second because I think those two things prepare you for practice and then you put those things together with film study in order to practice to your full potential knowing what to expect from watching film and being physically/Mentally  ready to go through a full practice. Finally, Practice is important because you practice how you play on Friday/Saturday/Sundays it will help you develop positive habits that will show in the games. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I have a pretty confident attitude I’m usually not worried about too much when it comes to the game of football. 

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

• I failed to go D1 out of high school but I kept pushing went to southwestern Juco and made my way to SFA and later Transferring here to Bemidji State.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•  My teammates would say that my best quality is my press coverage because I’m aggressive and stronger than most of the guys I go up against 

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

• The best player I have played against in college has to be Tamrick Pace over at Stephen F. Austin he’s very prolific 

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

• I would probably be an owner of multiple businesses and a Real estate agent 

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?

• A family member because I was always taught God and Family comes first 

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

• I would be Naruto he’s very ambitious once you tell him he won’t accomplish something he goes on his mission to prove you wrong and himself right also he doesn’t sell himself short he has ambitions to be the greatest there was.

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

•Sleeping in my car In junior college and having to go through it alone was my biggest adversity I cried sometimes and wondered if I even wanted to continue to go through it but my love for the game and my kids  pushed me to never give up  

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• My most embarrassing moment was having holes in my shoes when I was in 7th grade and everyone was clowning me the whole day 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• The most memorable moment in my collegiate career was playing in a season opener against Mississippi state I remember just sitting on the couch watching guys like that and boom I’m there just like that from grinding. It was also special because I wanted to play for LSU and I didn’t get to do that but I played against Mississippi State and so does LSU so in a way I put myself in the same position 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Ambition X Wale ft Meek Mill and Rick Ross

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

• Work ethic and Knowledge you have to be a student of the game and have to want to be a student of the game 

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

• I wouldn’t want to bring anybody back who doesn’t want to be brought back I would rather them rest peacefully 

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

• The Ave 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Mitch Trubisky

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected I was never liked until I became successful but respect goes a long way

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

• Robert Griffin III  because he was a great player and almost went deep into the playoffs the first season he gave it all he had and still is till this day. 
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I love to win I don’t play to lose I play to win 

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

• I would say that my teammates and coaches have the biggest influence on my life because they support me in the smallest but most impactful ways and that’s what drives me to want to go hard for them every Saturday. The memories you create with your team are irreplaceable. 

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