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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Wallace Cowins, DE/OLB, University of North Alabama

Wallace Cowins
Wallace Cowins the pass-rushing defensive end from the University of North Alabama recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Wallace Cowins
  • Position: DE/OLB
  • College: University of North Alabama
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 255 lbs 
  • Twitter: @Wallacecowins1

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

Sean Taylor because we blood for one and come from Miami love the dog mentality.

2.What do you do for fun?

Like to chill with my family in my downtime train with my younger 2 brothers that attend Tennessee. Stay out of the way for the most part.

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

I love to hit, I love contact, I want people to feel my power when I’m on the field. Any person that is in front of me in a different jersey they have to feel my power and speed for 4 quarters because I’m not going to let up. The stadium going to know my name when I leave the field.

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

My favorite moments coming in and dominating my conference right away. Also playing half the season with one hand and still was putting up numbers and getting awarded newcomer of the year for my school. Also getting defensive MVP my senior year of high school as I lead the state in tackles.

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

The favorite stadium I played in since I’ve been in college has to be the University of South Carolina.

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

When I get to the NFL I want to start off dominating and learn new techniques and keep bettering myself so I can break records early on in my career and to stay healthy but for now, I just need the chance at the next level.

7.What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workout I’m originally from Miami so it’s a love/hate relationship with the sand also hills.

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

At first, I didn’t like football my dad made me play football I wanted to play other sports at first but my dad saw something in me and when I put the helmet on I fell in love with it and knew I was positioned to play I knew it was for me. 

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9.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Trying to stay focused and dedicated with so much going on around me just trying to stay out of the way.

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

A workhorse I like to keep improving my game and doing whatever I have to do to be successful on the field and off. 

11.How has your experience as a North Alabama Lions football player been?

It’s been a great experience has its up and downs but everything been humbling and help me to focus and better myself.

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

If these walls could talk, because people don’t know the sacrifices I had to make.

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