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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Shannon Hall, DL, Western Illinois University

Shannon Hall
Former Ball State defensive lineman will finish his career out at Western Illinois University. He sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: Shannon Hall
• Height: 6020
• Weight: 265
• Position: Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
• College: Western Illinois
• Twitter: @Shannon_Hall24

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Lincoln Square Pancake House

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• Strength, Explosion, and Lateral Quickness

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

• Paying off all family debt and buying a house

What has been your biggest failure?

• Academics coming out of High School leading to me taking the junior college route. Was Also one of my biggest blessings. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Always bring the energy at practice and a keep a smile on my face.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I’m not all to familiar with my new teammates but I would go with Jalen Powe

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Shambone!!

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

• Supply Chain Managing. One being successful In my own Real Estate

What is your coolest life moment?

• Graduating with two degrees so far and making my mom proud! 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Nobody- Keith Sweat

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

• Denzel Washington

Who is your favorite football team?

• Indianapolis Colts

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

• One Speed – Fast 

What is your biggest fear?

• Not giving something I care about My 100% effort and having regrets later In life

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Aaron Donald. I know that sounds crazy, but for his height/weight has made himself unguardable  from every position you can put your hand in the dirt. I don’t think we can ever say enough about him as a player and I have grown to look up to him.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• I typically wake up and go through a pregame workout and stretch. I eat a big breakfast, then just head back to my hotel room to listen to music, watch film, and visualize myself on the field. Get to the stadium and go through a series of stretches and soon after it’s go time! 

Do you have any hobbies?

• I play video games and hoop.  Love to Travel

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

• James Harrison

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

• My biggest influence would be my siblings. I look up to all 4 of my siblings because of how they have always pushed me and how they treat people on a day to day. I love and look up to the them more than anyone. I think we are the closest siblings ever and I love it That way.

What motivates you to work hard?

• My mother is my motivation. Whenever I feel like I’ve reached my limit I think about LaTonia Mahone. She’s always been my motivation because of all the sacrifices she’s made and continues to make in order for me to succeed and be happy. She deserves the world.

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