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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ryan Becker, TE, Southern Methodist University

Ryan Becker the big time TE from Southern Methodist University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Jonathan Joyce

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Ryan Becker
  • Southern Methodist University
  • TE
  • 6’5”
  • 248 LBS.
  • Hometown: Marble Falls, TX
  • Twitter: @RyanBecker97

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 11
  • GS: 7
  • Receptions: 9
  • Receiving Yards: 121
  • YP/REC: 13.44
  • TDs: 3

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My love for the game and desire to compete.

What defines success for you?

Satisfaction in a job well done.

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

Fierce competitor, wired different, a tough player, someone who never quits.

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

I never want to dishonor or disappointment the people who have invested in me.

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

Richard Moore. He’s on my team and I would say I’m a big physical presence in the offense and he was the big physical presence in the defense. We didn’t get along very well at first because it was a power struggle but now that I know who he is I respect him a lot as a player and a person.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Troy Polamalu. He plays the game with a different mindset and a different ferocity.

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

If it’s something I really want then I cut distractions and refocus and ask myself if I am doing everything possible to be successful at this.

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

David Morgan. He went to the same high school as me and we knew his family growing up. He has always been a role model for me and I watch a lot of his film, past and current, and I like to compare it to what I’m doing and how I’m playing.

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

Enjoy being home and spending time with your parents.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Italia Express. Best pizza you’ll ever eat.

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

“The Kid From Marble Falls.”

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

Taylor Swift.

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

George W. Bush. He’s come to a couple of our games and has spoken to us a few times and I feel like he knows so much, and I want to hear all about his life. Just seems like a really genuine, stand-up guy.

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

I want to be remembered as a great teammate, a great father, and I want to give back to the community and give kids the opportunity to do what I’ve had the privilege of doing.

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

I’m ready and I’m willing to do what it takes to be the best.

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