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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Marcus Norman, OT, University of South Florida

Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds recently sat down with Marcus Norman the OT for the University of South Florida

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Marcus Norman
  • University of South Florida
  • OT
  • 6’6”
  • 316lbs.
  • Hometown: Sebastian, FL
  • Twitter: @MarcusNorman77

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 13
via @PFDZ44 (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My main motivation is my family. I am also motivated by the fact that only a select few can play football and I want to part of that select few for as long as I can.

What defines success for you?

I would define success as the something that someone can remember you by. You know you have succeeded when someone can say all of things that you have done.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

They would say that I am funny as well as a good leader.

via @PFDZ44 (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

A personal rule that I will never break is to never aggressively put my hands on a woman no matter what she does.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

I would say the toughest player that I have went against would have to be Ed Oliver.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

via @LifeandBall (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

I would choose the Miami Dolphins because they are my favorite team.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

I handle failure by learning from it and understanding so that I do not make the same mistake again.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

I would say that I try modeling them after many of the lineman in the league and I don’t really have a particular favorite.

via @MarcusNorman77

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

I would have told myself to get into better shape and to study more about football since at the time that was my first real experience at football.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

My go-to restaurant near campus is Miller’s Ale House.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Baby Steps.”

via @USFFootball (Twitter)

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

I like the song Down with the Sickness by Disturbed.

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

I would love to have Martin Luther King Jr. because I wanted to hear his ideas and philosophies. He would be very insightful.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for what I have left behind. I want to have a legacy that my kids and their kids can look back on to know who their father and grandfather was.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I’m hard working and learn quickly. I’m very determined and have a drive to be great.

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