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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Michael Dean, WR, Idaho State University

Michael Dean of Idaho State recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds Jonathan Joyce

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Michael Dean
  • Idaho State University
  • WR
  • 5’6”
  • 155lbs.
  • Hometown: Upland, CA
  • Twitter: @mikeydean5

2018 Accolades & Statistics:
  • 2018 Big Sky Football All-Conference Second Team.
  • GP: 11
  • Receptions: 49
  • Receiving Yards: 863
  • YP/REC: 17.61
  • TDs: 10
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As an athlete, what is your motivation?

Perfecting my craft day in and day out so that I can push the people around me and eventually provide for my family in the future. 

What defines success for you?

Pushing myself beyond normal limits to achieve goals that I would have never thought possible. 

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

They would probably say that I am a teammate that holds people accountable and pushes them to the next level. 

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

Loyalty. I don’t break being loyal to friends, family, teammates or anyone else in my life that’s close with me. 

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

Trey Beck from Cal Berkeley. So far in my career he has been the best nickel that I have faced. 

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Antonio Brown.

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What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Rams, due to the fact I live close to LA. 

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

I keep that feeling of failure and channel is towards the next attempt. 

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

Antonio Brown. He is very shifty but fluid at the same time. 

via @mikeydean5 (Twitter)

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

Everything you do, on or off the field, hold myself accountable. 

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Texas Road House.

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

“Doubt Me Again.”

via @ISUBengals (Twitter)

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

King Without A Crown, Matisyahu.

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

Mark Wahlberg, people say we are twins.

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

The guy that always had a high work ethic and gave back to the community.

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

Work ethic, accountability and drive will help me to continue to succeed.

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