- Name: Dustin Rivera
- Height: 5’11
- Weight: 285
- Position: Center
- College: Southwestern College – KS
- Twitter: @DastinoSon
What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?
• The best restaurant in my hometown of Buckeye, AZ is definitely the Wild West Steakhouse.
When breaking down your film what will stick out?
• My snaps, footwork, hand placement then assignment.
If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?
• I would take care of my mother as she did for me when I was younger.
What has been your biggest failure?
• My biggest failure is that I couldn’t spend more time with my family.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
• My work ethic, leadership and willingness to do whatever it takes to win.
Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?
• Darren Hicks
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
• Dastino Heat but my friends just say Dastino.
What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?
• Physical Education and being a College Football Coach.
What is your coolest life moment?
• When I found out that my best friend was going to college with me.
What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
• Good Life by Kanye west feat. T-Pain…. I got to redeem myself.
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If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?
• Robert Downey Jr.
Who is your favorite football team?
• Los Angeles Chargers.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
• Beware: I might say something that may come across wrong.
What is your biggest fear?
• My biggest fear is that I won’t be happy.
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
• Austin Ekeler
Take us through game day, How do you prepare?
• I do a series of gameday rituals the day before and get about 4-5 hours of sleep. Then, I wake up go straight to breakfast or lunch, go home grab my gameday socks, tights and ear phones to listen to music. Afterwards I head to the locker room with the boys and chill out until I can go get taped and get ready for pre game.
Do you have any hobbies?
• I play video games with my friends and go out and about when I can.
If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?
• Joe Thomas, because the only time I’ve ever missed a snap is if a DL rips my helmet off.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
• My mother because she came from Mexico with nothing and after 27 years she has everything she ever wanted.
What motivates you to work hard?
• My desire to win.