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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dontè Simmons, RB, Delaware Valley University

Dontè Simmons Delaware Valley
Dontè Simmons the speedy running back from Delaware Valley University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Dontè Simmons
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 175lbs
• Position: Running Back
• College: Delaware Valley University
• Twitter: @dnyce_2447

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Golden Eagle

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• I believe my effort is at 100 % on every play & also my ability to run people over at my size. I believe my film shows that continuously

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

• The First thing I’m doing is making myself a portfolio of how I want to disperse the money. I’d break it down by % with donations, family (close friends), stocks, emergency fund, and of course money for myself.

What has been your biggest failure?

• My biggest failure was not hitting the weight room and understanding what it really means to be an athlete by working hard and not just having the talent.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Acceleration

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I would like to say myself but Aaron Nelson WR. His freshman year he came in about 130 lbs. Now he’s around 175 lbs and counting. I respect his work ethic and it’s contagious I’ve been trying to match it.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Swift

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

• My degree is business, my dream job is to become a real estate agent.

What is your coolest life moment?

• When I named Bucks County All-Time Leading Rusher

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Lean On Me

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

• Taye Diggs

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Who is your favorite football team?

• Philadelphia Eagles

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

• Warning this product does not like the feeling of getting comfortable. Progression Needed

What is your biggest fear?

• Wasting my talent

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Carson Wentz

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• Eat, lay down and imagine what I’m gonna do on the field, hydrate, listen to music. GameTime

Do you have any hobbies?

• I like to invest in stocks, & look at nice houses.

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

• Alvin Kamara

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

• My father, almost everything I know I learned from him. I come to like the man I am today & he has a huge involvement in that.

What motivates you to work hard?

• God, Family, Friends. I’m one of those people that thinks they can get financially stable enough to where I make people that I come to love stable. My motivation comes from the amount of change I can make in people’s lives for the better.

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