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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ben Skowronek, WR, University of Notre Dame

Ben Skowronek, WR, University of Notre Dame
Ben Skowronek the physical wide receiver from the University of Notre Dame recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Ben Skowronek
  • Position: WR
  • College: University of Notre Dame 
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight:220 lbs
  • Twitter:@BSkowronek10
  • Instagram: @benskow

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

  • Since I can remember, football has been a part of my life. Every Sunday growing up my whole family would get together to watch my uncle play. I also have many memories of going to Arrowhead Stadium to watch games and play with my cousins on the field afterward. Throughout my playing career, I have so many countless favorite moments in the locker room, meeting rooms, and on the field. I’ll never forget the feeling of celebrating wins with my teammates postgame in the locker room. Those were always some of my favorite moments. 

2.What sets you apart from other wide receivers?

  • My versatility. I can play all over the field and can handle whatever is put on my plate each week game-plan-wise. My versatility allows me to play close to the box because of my physicality or out wide because of my athleticism. 

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

  • Attack. 

4.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

  • Overcoming a season ending injury in 2019, then transferring to a new team during a pandemic.

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

  • Jerry Rice. Just want to learn from one of the greatest to ever put the pads on. 

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

  • Ever since I can remember I told people I was going to play in the NFL. I was probably 6 years old telling my first-grade teacher I was going to play in the NFL. But I think just watching my uncle play in the league showed me it was possible. 

7.What is your favorite workout?

  • I like on-field WR workouts. Working on my craft.

8.What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

  • Perseverance and hard work. Football is a hard game, but I believe if you never give up and outwork everybody you’ll be successful. 

9.What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL?

  • I want to be that go to guy. 

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

  • A winner. A guy who will do whatever is asked of him to help the team win. 

11.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

  • I’m a competitor. I just bring a lot of juice.

12.What were your favorite things about playing football for Notre Dame and Northwestern?

  • The relationships I built with so many of my teammates and staff. The locker room and facilities were both filled with so many great men and women. I’ll never forget the 2018 Iowa game or the Clemson game either. 2

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