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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tyrese Dedmon, S, Idaho

Tyrese Dedmon Idaho
Tyrese Dedmon is an athletic ball-hawk for the Idaho Vandals. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Tyrese Dedmon
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • Position: Safety
  • College: University of Idaho
  • Twitter: @TyreseDedmon

Tell us about your university/college. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?

Idaho is a nice rural campus. Business Marketing/Entrepreneurship.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

Work Ethic & Mental Toughness 

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

Leadership. Always holding myself accountable for my actions helping set the standard of my position group helping the team get stronger. My versatility helps my game being able to be a hybrid safety that can play in the run fit, play the post, and come down into man coverage.

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

KJ Hamler, Penn St.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Jalen Hoover. He works hard day in and out. He’s a technician, student of the game, and fearless. 

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

Losing one of my childhood friends the day of the first game of the season. I still managed to play that game and dedicated the rest of the season to him.

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

I would run Track, I did triple jump in high school and was ranked fifth in the state of California. Some of my track bests include a 10.92 in the 100m, 21.85 in the 200m and a 47′ 9.5″”-triple jump.

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

Making it to the CIF State championship in Track. Seeing my times drop and jumps increase significantly in a matter just due to fully dedicating myself once my HS football career was over.

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

Interception against Montana 

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

Favorite player is Kam Chancellor. I like to piece together different styles of play by taking certain tools and adding them to the box. 

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

Lil Wayne’s my all time favorite. Meek Mill – Lil Ni**a Snupe

What is your favorite comfort food?

Hot wings with a side of macaroni and cheese 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Denzel Washington 

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

Listen to music and reading.

Secret Talent: Dancer 

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family, mainly the younger males. Considering everything that is happening today I want to lead them down the right path. 

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