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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Karson Schoening, OC, North Dakota State University

Karson Schoening NDSU
Karson Schoening is one of the best centers in the entire draft from a small school. The North Dakota State University anchor recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Karson Schoening
  • Height: 6050
  • Weight: 305
  • Position: Center
  • College: North Dakota State University
  • Twitter: @BigSchoening60

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The restaurant that I liked and ate at the most is a small diner called North 40. In high school we would have team breakfast every Friday morning before games.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Just the the effort and intensity that I play with. I’m constantly helping my teammates up, and taking care of my teammates. Also my ability to reach nose tackles on zone plays.

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

• I would invest in land and a house for me and my family. There is and always will be value in land.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure in life is probably not buying into the NDSU program as soon as I stepped onto campus.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My fellow offensive lineman would say that my best quality is my knowledge of the game

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Cordell Volson is one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever met.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• The only nickname that I’ve ever had is just Kars

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

• I’m currently majoring in Crop and Weed Science. The job that I would want if football doesn’t work out is as an agronomist, working with crops.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My coolest life moment is easily winning last year’s national championship. They always mean more when you can be a primary contributor.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• It has to be Dixieland Delight by Alabama.

Karson Schoening North Dakota State
Karson Schoening the 6’5, 300 pound center from North Dakota State University is one of the most underrated players in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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

• If I’m allowed to pick a comedian instead, I’d love to have Bert Kreischer play me in a movie. He’s hilarious!

Who is your favorite football team? 

• I’ve been a Minnesota Vikings fan my whole life.

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

• WARNING! Very Sarcastic! Don’t take things literally.

What is your biggest fear? 

• I absolutely hate snakes!

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I think one of the most underrated players in the NFL is Billy Turner for the Packers. He was the most consistent lineman for the Packers all season, and has been overlooked his whole career.

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Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I start my morning off by going to chapel. Then we watch some final film. Eat pre-game meal as a team. Then I hangout at the Fargo Dome listening to music and going over notes, anything to get focused for the game.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I do a few different things in my free time. I enjoy playing video games, fishing, and I’ve really gotten into golf the last couple years.

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

• I try to style my game like Jason Kelce. He’s athletic out in space and is a really good zone blocking center.

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

• My parents have been my biggest influencers in my life. They’ve taught me the meaning of hard work and respecting others. My father was forced to take over the family farm when he was just 15 years old after his father passed away. My mother taught me how to stand up for others during school and earning the respect of others.

What motivates you to work hard?

• My dream has always been to play in the NFL, so that’s a huge motivator. Another motivator for me is to make everyone from back home in my small community proud.

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