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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Wyatt Wozniak, OL, Indiana State University

Wyatt Wozniak the amazing OL from Indiana State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Wyatt Wozniak
  • Height: 6 foot 3 inches
  • Weight: 300 lbs
  • Position: Center/Offensive Line
  • College: Indiana State University
  • Twitter: @wyattwoz

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

• It is a very close community and everyone is very nice. I lived there my whole life and I still have many friends that I met there.

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

• Practice, film study, strength and conditioning. Practice is key to learning and mastering your skills and is the best way to prepare for an opponent. Film study helps with knowing how your opponent plays and how to beat them. Strength and conditioning is still key to success but it is last because a weaker player can still beat a stronger one if practice and film study are done right.

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about failure because I have high expectations for myself and I work till I achieve those expectations.

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

• In high school I tried out for the basketball team and didn’t make it. I decided that I would focus solely on football and start training immediately. I made my goals even higher for football because I would focus much of my time on it. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My football IQ. I think that football IQ is an underrated attribute and it has excelled my football ability tenfold.  

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

• Khalen Saunders

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

• I would join a college athletic department on the business side with the goal of becoming an athletic director.

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?

• One family member even though it is selfish I don’t know how I could live with myself if I let a family member die.

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

• Iron man because he is a genius, rich, and a superhero.

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

• The death of a grandparent. I dealt with it by being with family and comforting each other.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Accidently farting loudly in front of my class in school.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• A triple overtime touchdown to win the game against South Dakota in the 2018 football season

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Remember the name 

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

• IQ, my overall understanding of football has excelled my game at the college level and I think it would do the same at the next level.

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

• My grandma because she died when I was young and I never really got to know her.

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

• The Jiggle

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I think offensive linemen are always underrated by one specifically is Mike Pouncey.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected because being liked is easy being respected takes work

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

• Ryan Shazier because his injury was the worst I have ever heard of.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I love to win because I believe that when you’re playing for something you love you will play even harder.

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

• My father he has helped me grow into the man and player I am today.

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 [email protected]

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