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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Danny Pietruszewski, OLB, St. John’s University

Danny Pietruszewski
Danny Pietruszewski the playmaking outside linebacker from St. John’s University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Danny Pietruszewski
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 245
  • Position: Outside LB
  • College: St. John’s University 
  • Twitter: @Dannypeta14

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Stockmans truck stop

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My athleticism and ability to make big plays.

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

• Buy a million dollar cabin in Northern Minnesota. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Coming up short against Wisconsin White Water last season or losing in the state championship in HS. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My ability to lead by example off the field and in the off-season.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Zach Jungles or Tommy Deters 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• People call me “Peta” or “Petro” 

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

• Biology, becoming a chiropractor.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Growing up very close/playing sports with my brother and cousins. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• “My Hero” – Foo Fighters 

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

• This is a stretch but Leo. 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Minnesota Vikings

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

• Can be overly competitive and (sometimes) a sore loser.

What is your biggest fear? 

• Being stranded in the middle of the ocean at night. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Eric Kendricks

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I like to keep it lose and stay relaxed on game day. I just show up the facility, get taped, and get out on the field to warm-up. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I like to fish and play guitar. 

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

• T.J. Watt 

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

• My Dad. He taught me everything I know about all the sports I played growing up. He also taught me how to be a competitor.

What motivates you to work hard?

• My Family

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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