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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Josephus Smith III, DT, Austin Peay State University

Josephus Smith III
Austin Peay State University defensive lineman Josephus Smith III gets after the quarterback. Photos by Robert Smith | APSU Athletics
  • Name: Josephus Smith III
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 285lbs
  • Position: DT
  • College: Austin Peay State University
  • Twitter: @j_smith52

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

•  This one tough I’ll have to name a few Green Acers Chicken, Milos, and Wings Plus.

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• Tendencies and effort 

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

• Probably take a vacation to get a clear view on what I am going to do with all that money

What has been your biggest failure?

• I don’t really look at failures as failures I look at them as lessons learned.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

•Being a great father

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I have to name 2 so I’ll say Mattew Gayle and Bryce Robinson 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Yea my nickname is 44 Bulldog 

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

• My degree is in Human Health & Performance and my dream job is to be a Gym owner &  Nutrition coach 

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What is your coolest life moment?

• My  coolest life moments is seeing both of my daughters born. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• I’m not really the singing type of guy.

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

• The Rock

Who is your favorite football team?

• I have to go with the Rams

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

• Only the strong survive 

What is your biggest fear?

• Not being successful 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• People sleep on Marlon Humphrey

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• When I wake up I have to take a hot shower it gives me time to think about the game and vision myself making plays and I like to listen to slow music it help keep me calm before the game. 

Do you have any hobbies?

• I like to cook, workout, and play video games

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

• Arron Donald 

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

• My mom and wife they have sacrificed a lot for me to be in this position. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My family 

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