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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Zach Burdick, WR, William and Mary

Zack Burdick
Zach Burdick the standout from William and Mary recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check out his interview.
  • Name: Zach Burdick
  • Position: WR
  • College: William and Mary
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Twitter: @zburdick3

1.If your life was a TV show what would you call it and why?

I would call it Non-stop. My entire life has revolved around football and I love it. Because whether it’s lifting, training, playing it just consumes me completely and I want to do it constantly.

2.What is your favorite stadium that you have played in?

UVA’s stadium last year. It was their home opener and it was on a Friday night. The environment was awesome.

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

To dominate every play on the field. Blocking, winning on routes, and making plays. I want to leave zero doubt.

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

I hope that I can accomplish the greatness I believe I can achieve and that my career can be used as inspiration to younger players that aren’t recruited as highly.

5.What is your favorite workout?

Anything that has to do with speed or agility. I really enjoy training things that translate to my position the most.

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

Hines Ward. Grew up a huge Steelers fan and I love how he used to lay people out with huge hits and made big plays as a receiver. Just feel he was the total package at WR.

7.What do you do for fun?

Play basketball and hang out with friends.

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

I just fell in love with the game at a very early age and knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life.

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

The memories I’ve made with my teammates over the years. From post win celebrations to the long days of camp.

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

A player who buys in to the program wholeheartedly and has tenacious dedication to be great.

11.How has your experience as a William & Mary University Tribe football player been?

It’s been an experience that I’m very grateful for. Made friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

12.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

I’d say earning a scholarship after being a walk on. Was a consistent grind for years. 

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