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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Grant Dixon, LB, Marist College

Grant Dixon Marist
Grant Dixon the hard hitting linebacker from Marist College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Luigi’s Pizza 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • Lateral Quickness, athletic, relentless hustle to the ball every play, nose for the ball, plays every special team, plays with passion and enthusiasm, shows excitement when teammates make plays

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

  • Step one: I would put it in the bank. Step two: The only big purchase I would make would be a beach house (location unknown yet) where my parents could live. My brothers and I would be able to visit with our families in the future. It has always been my dream to have a family summer house. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Leadership. Always does the right thing. Motivates and challenges others to improve with him. 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Captain America 

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

  • Double Major in Finance and Economics. I aspire to work in NYC. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • I would say my coolest moments have been after a big win in football celebrating with my family. My family has never missed a game in the 15 years I have played football. My brother getting engaged was an awesome moment as well. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • New York Giants 

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Heights by far 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • I wake up, put music on my speakers in my room, shower, dress in travel suit, go to eat with the team, say hello to my parents in the tailgate, and then go to the locker room to get my gear on. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I love to drive my car, go to see live music, and go to the beach with friends. 

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

  • My parents and brother. They have had the biggest influence on me because they have always pushed me to try new things and give it my all. They taught me what real support is.  

What motivates you to work hard?

  • I am in a competition with myself to see how far I can go in whatever the task is, whether football or in life. I am determined to give it my all and to see how far it will take me. Most of all I want to make my brother and parents proud. 

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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