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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeJuan Dantzler, WR, Dixie State University

DeJuan Dantzler is a big time WR for Dixie State University who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. (Photo from Stan Plewe on Twitter)
  • Name: DeJuan Dantzler
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: WR
  • College: Dixie State University
  • Twitter: @DeJuan_Dantzler

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

• Moreno Valley California and the inland empire around is filled with talented athletes. One of the main things I love about it is that the IE is a melting pot of talent in all sports and I proud to say I am a part of them that has made it out.

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

• 1) Strength and Conditioning; you cannot be great if you’re not in great shape.

2) Film study ; the mental side of the game is more than half the battle. Being able to anticipate things before hitting the field allows me to play faster.

3) practice ; you’re either getting better or getting worse

What do you worry about, and why?

• I try not to worry about anything, I allow The most high to guide me.

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

• Failing a test for the first time in college caught me off guard because it had never happened to me. But I just went back to adjust my study habits and prepared better for the ones to come. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I work hard and work smart.

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

• Darius Williams – CSU-Pueblo

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

• I would be a nutritionist and/or personal Trainer

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?

• The three strangers. It’s all about how you want to be remembered, family is one of the most important things in the world to me and that’s who I represent in every decision I make. If I wasn’t able to save my family member, I feel they would understand and remember me for what I stood for. The three strangers would have a memory of me for life.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Throwing a duck when I had the opportunity for a double pass in the game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Taking a Slant to the house

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Hussle and Motivate by Nipsey Hussle

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

• Durability and mental strength

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

• My grandfather, because I lost him at such a young age, I just wonder what our conversations would be like now that I am older.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Cole Beasley 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected. Not everybody will like you, that’s a given. But respect can be learned. 

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

• Sean Taylor

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• HATE TO LOSE

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

• My Father, he’s never allowed me to fall of my path. But always allowed me to live and learn.

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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