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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Martine Perez, DB, Ohio Dominican University

Martine Perez the big/physical DB from Ohio Dominican University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Martine Perez
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 215
  • Position: Safety 
  • College: Ohio Dominican University 
  • Twitter: @martineperez_

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

• Busy, everybody is on the move going to point A to point B. Columbus, Ohio atmosphere is filled with passion, dreams and aspiration. Being a Brother, Son, Uncle, Nephew, and Cousin is what I love most about my hometown. 

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

• Film Study, Strength and conditioning and practice. It is important to have the appropriate knowledge out there on the field. Film study can make an average player to a play maker. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• The choices I make. Making decision not only affect me but those around me.

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

• I’ve failed a class and looked and felt disgusted. I had to reflect but listening help me overcome it.  

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Serious, Strong, Hungry  

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

• I’m the best player I ever played against. I say that because there was a time, I was my own worst enemy and fighting battle against myself. 

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

• Landscaping, it probably more so a hobby but like football it has potential. 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• My desk, I start small then work my way up. 

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 I would save. If I capable to save anyone it would be them. My family is strong, and they believe in me and the decisions I make. If my family was strangers in the same pediment, I would want somebody to do the same for them.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Denzel Washington, he a Grammy award winner.  

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• Relationship where my biggest adversity in life. I had to dealt with it with honesty and communication. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• I dream I peed on my myself and it was embarrassing when you have to take the sheets down, wash them, wash clothes, and take a shower. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• The tackle I made in my first collegiate bowl game. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Kevin Gates Push it.

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

• My mind, I’m a thinker. 

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

• Michael Jackson, I remember the day he dies. I was at Kings Island with my Aunt and cousins. I feel like he died to soon and still had more accomplishments to make. 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• Martine’s

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• All lineman is underrated

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected, I would rather someone call me for advice than to hang out.

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

• Colin Kaepernick, he took a knee and voice his opinion. I feel it was off-field issues that he spoke about that had his career derailed. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I hate to lose.

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

•  God, I keep God first me Second. I give thank every day for allowing me wake up. Without him nothing is possible. 

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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