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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dimitri Holloway, LB, James Madison University

James Madison University linebacker Dimitri Holloway recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Dimitri Holloway
  • James Madison University
  • LB
  • 6’1”
  • 215lbs.
  • Hometown: Newport News, VA
  • Twitter: @Hollows_Way2

2018 Accolades & Statistics:

  • 2018 CAA Football Second Team Defense.
  • VaSID First Team All-State.
  • GP: 13
  • Total Tackles: 127
  • TFL: 11.0
  • FF: 2
via @LifeandBall (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My family, and my teammates and the organization I play for. Never wanting to let them down at all cost.

What defines success for you?

Realizing growth within myself and the team I play for throughout the course of each year and winning!

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

Leader not one that says much but when I’m a voice that’s heard whether things are going good or bad, hard worker, and trustworthy.

via @JMUFootball (Twitter)

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

Never quit, remain loyal, and if I give someone my word it won’t be broken.

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

Kyle Lauletta.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

What is your team of choice on Madden,why?

Bears, Jags, or Rams. There defenses are good and I tell myself if someone can’t score they can’t win.

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

Just remind myself why I do certain things and it’s always bigger than me.

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

Ryan Shazier and Ray Lewis.

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

Preparation off the field, film, weight room, etc., is equally important as on field production and will increase your play tremendously.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Oneill’s.

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

“Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations.”

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

T-Pain or Chris Brown.

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

Tom Brady, and to pick his brain on how he’s able to sustain success and be that guy for his team whenever they need him he shows up.

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

Loyal and hardworking. Someone they could always count on.

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

No matter the situation or role I play I’ll always give everything I have.

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