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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Antonio Washington, DT, Southern Arkansas University

Antonio Washington Southern Arkansas
Antonio Washington the quick and agile defensive tackle from Southern Arkansas University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Antonio Washington 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 285
  • Position: Defensive Tackle 
  • College: Southern Arkansas University 
  • Twitter: @antoniowashi1

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Jucys

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • My get off and the quickness of my awareness and reaction 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • Build me a nice home and pay it off 

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Losing the conference championship to the same team 2 years in a row

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My football IQ knowing what play is coming before a team run it. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Demoni Boyd

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Dub

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?

  • Criminal Justice with a minor in juvenile justice, my dream job is being an ATF agent. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Beating my high school rival team my senior year for the first time in over 10 years. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Life by K-Ci and JoJo

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Denzel Washington 

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • Dallas Cowboys 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • You would rather be my friend than my enemy. 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Not being the best husband and father I can be whenever that time comes. 

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Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Julian Edelman 

Take us through game day, how do you prepare?

  • My GAMEDAY starts the night before I don’t sleep I’m up all night visualizing me making plays and different scenarios, then I watch film and study my opponent again to refresh on their weaknesses and when it’s time to play you’ll see me energized smiling and interacting with the fans because I’m confident that I’m ready to counter whatever the opponent may come out with. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Singing, Shooting, taking care of livestock, and playing video games. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Aaron Donald because I’m quick like him and I try to model my self after him in the way that he gets double-teamed all the time but he still makes plays

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

  • My big brother because he always pushed me to be better than him in whatever we do. 

What motivates you to work hard?

  • What motivates me to work hard is knowing that I have a strong family and support system behind and also a lot of people look up to me so it’s up to me to guide them in the right direction. 

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

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