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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: LaVar Johnson Jr., RB, Rockford University

LaVar Johnson Jr.
LaVar Johnson Jr. the big back from Rockford University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: LaVar Johnson Jr.
  • Position: Running back
  • College: Rockford University 
  • Height: 5′ 9″
  • Weight: 235 lbs 
  • Twitter: @legendary__28

1.What is your favorite dinner?

  • Soul Food 

2.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

  • Sportscenter because every day is a different highlight.

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

  • Stay in control.

4.If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

  • I would live in Philadelphia, city is known for brotherly love its a great thing to live by.

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5.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

  • I just want to be remembered.

6.What is your favorite workout?

  • RDL because you are in control of your movement.

7.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

  • Overcoming adversity and breaking the stigma.

8. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

  • It was meant for me.

9.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

  • Ray Lewis,  because he is gonna give me insight for life and football.

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

  • Everything, leadership, accountable, team player and anything they need.

11.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • Overcoming diversity.

12.How has your experience as a Rockford University Regents football player been?

  • It’s been challenging but watching the young people grow but it’s been exciting.

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