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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dwight Dantzler Jr., DT, Lindenwood University

Dwight Dantzler Jr. the massive defensive tackle from Lindenwood University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Dwight Dantzler Jr.
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 330
  • Position: DT
  • College: Lindenwood University
  • Twitter: @dantzler_jr

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Tacos Jalisco

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • Taking on double teams/Winning at the line of scrimmage

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

  • Take care of my mom first, then start my own business/buy property to set my family up for success.

What has been your biggest failure?

  • Not taking my love for football serious my first two years of college.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Competitive

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • My Middle linebacker Drew Seers

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • DJ

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

  • Business Marketing, owning my own business/ real estate/ insurance.

What is your coolest life moment?

  • Seeing school taking interest in me in JUCO, knowing I’m on the right path

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • Michael Jackson- Rock With You

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

  • Ice Cube

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Packers

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

  • Caution Cuddly but Deadly

What is your biggest fear?

  • Lost in a forest

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Darren Waller

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • Music, watch film, zone in my own space

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Basketball, Writing Poems, Baking

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

  • Mike Daniels

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

  • My Mom hands down, Single mom still found a way to make sacrifices to give me a good childhood.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • Honestly the love of the game, it kept me right and away from trouble my whole life. I knew since little I wanted to make it my life and make a difference in the places I’ve been through growing up.

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