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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Christopher Dye, OG, Kennesaw State University

Christopher Dye Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State’s Christopher Dye was named an All Big South First Team Offensive Lineman in 2019. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Christopher Dye
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 285 lbs
  • Position: OG
  • College: Kennesaw State University
  • Twitter: @__cd55

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

I’m an Integrative Studies major with a minor in Coaching. Campus life is great, everyone is friendly and all smiles. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

They always tell me I’m a student of the game. I think they would describe me as a player who never complained about working and when we’re in late game situations. They know I ask for the ball to be run behind me.

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 leader and one of the guys who my teammates can come to in time of need not only about football but also in life

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

I think the best guy I’ve ever played is probably Montez Sweat, the DE for the Redskins. 

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Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Jake Lassiter. Jake is one of the most hard working guys I know, his game looks like it comes natural.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

October, 13, 2019 was the day I lost my grandmother to cancer. It was one of the hardest times in my life, but football helped me overcome my pain. I used football as a getaway to escape from my problems.

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

I was on the track & field team in high school and I was pretty decent at that. 

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

Graduating from high school and going on and earning two degrees. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

4th & Goal, 1st round vs Wofford. They stuffed us twice on the goal line and we called for a timeout. I told Coach Bo that I wanted the ball ran behind me, and we scored the next play! 

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

Quenton Nelson (LG) for the Colts is my favorite player in the NFL. He’s smart, student of the game, and one of the most violent guys I’ve seen play the game in a while. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

I like to listen to music that motivates me. Guys like Meek Mill and G Herbo. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Hot Wings 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

I like the Fast & Furious series

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

I play the Xbox, games like 2k and Madden. 

Who or what motivates you the most?

The death of my grandmother and my moms. 

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