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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dillon Radunz, OL, North Dakota State University

Dillon Radunz
North Dakota State University offensive lineman Dillon Radunz recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Dillon Radunz
  • Height: 6′ 5 3/4′
  • Weight:300
  • Position: OL
  • College: NDSU
  • Twitter: @dillonradunz

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Honestly not many to choose from but if i had to pick one then I’d say the “Great Wall”, it’s a Chinese restaurant.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • My patience and ability to read a defense.

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

  • Tithe it 

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not preparing my body enough for my first season that ended with an ACL tear

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Communication 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Cordell Volson 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Yeah, for some reason my 9th-grade coach called me Rayman, and then that turned into Rado and now that’s what I’m known as.

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

  • My degree is in Industrial Engineering.  My dream job is to be an NFL player so I don’t have any more “dreams” after that. Then it’s just to gracefully enjoy life outside of sports by using my skills I have to have a positive impact on this world.

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Winning my first highschool state championship with my brother.

Check out this Draft Breakdown Article on Dillon Radunz

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Anything country, but if I had to pick one then it’d be “Record year” by Eric Church.

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

  • Chris Hemsworth or Dwayne Johnson.  

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • NDSU Bison. But it depends on who I’m playing for! My favorite NFL team right now is the Patriots 

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

  • Caution: Don’t feed chips, will eat the whole bag

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Claustrophobia

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Billy Turner 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Wake up, pray. then shower and head to the locker room to read the bible at my locker. Go to the PAT meeting. Then travel to the meal destination and wait for a team meal to start. Have a position and team meetings while eating and then go back to the locker room.  Then watch youtube videos, hot tub, and talk to my mom. Gear up and go play.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Love to travel and hike, along with fishing and hunting but mostly exploring. Also, like to play videogames 

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

  • Don’t know a lot of the guys personally but I try to play like Joe Thomas or Taylor Lewan 

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

  • God. He created it and blesses it everyday.  

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Same thing as anybody else, music, speakers, speeches, comparisons, loyalty…etc.  But if you ask me what drives my heart…. then the answer is my faith and the ability I’ve been gifted through it and through all of the people in my life. 

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