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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Marcus Pettiford, OL, North Carolina A&T

Marcus Pettiford the standout OL from North Carolina A&T recently sat down with Draft Diamonds Jimmy Williams
  • Name: Marcus Pettiford
  • Height: 6’4’’
  • Weight: 286
  • Position: Tackle/Guard
  • College: North Carolina A&T State University 
  • Twitter: @WolfMannMarcus

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

I am majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

Work ethic and leadership

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I see myself as a dominant leader who speaks through my drive and work ethic. I would be exceptional at guard position with my quick feet and the ability to see the field.

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

Javon Hargrave who played with South Carolina State University. He is now a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Jah-Maine Martin RB 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
I was kicked out of school and I had to sleep on my friends couch for a year. I had to get back in shape and earn my scholarship while working to become eligible to finish my career and education at NC A&T. 

MIf you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?


What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I am most proud of overcoming the challenges that I’ve had during my collegiate experience. My biggest achievement is getting Offensive Lineman of the Year for the MEAC and getting my degree.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite athlete in the NFL is Tyron Smith. The Los Angeles Chargers is my favorite team. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite artist is Jay- Z. Music gets me pumped before games. 

What is your favorite comfort food?


Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movie is every John Wick movie ever made. My favorite actor currently would be Will Smith. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

In my spare time, I am cooking and play Madden. 

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family motivates me.

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