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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Matt Farniok, OG, University of Nebraska

Matt Farniok Nebraska NFL Draft 2021
Matt Farniok the mauling offensive guard from the University of Nebraska recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Matt Farniok
  • Position: OG
  • College: University of Nebraska
  • Height: 6052
  • Weight: 315
  • Twitter: @MattFarniok1

Right now, people are not talking about you the way I feel they should. Do you feel you are an underdog?

  • I am but I do not concern myself with that. My main focus now is to put myself in the best possible position to not only make a team but to help them win on the field. I’ve changed some training methods along with dialing in my diet and the results of my pro day show it’s working. When I get into camp I am going to be a vastly improved player and I can’t wait. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • I take pride in the way that I work and want to compete and win in everything I do. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

  • A cause that I would donate to is to the research of childhood cancer.

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • The people that I looked up to as a kid were my older brothers. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

  • Damian Jackson, he is a Navy Seal and one of the best teammates that I have ever had. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • My biggest pet peeve is procrastination, I hate when people wait to do something that can be done now. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • One challenge that I had to overcome was when I broke my wrist in my second ever start at Nebraska. I learned about different ways to help my teammates while I was recovering from surgery.  

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • What is special about Nebraska is the tradition and the opportunity to represent all the players that came before you. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • My favorite snack food is yogurt cups.

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • I am a tough, smart, and competitive player that will compete to be the best at whatever I am asked to do. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

  • One player I play like is Bradley Bozeman. He plays violently and works to finish all his blocks.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  • Elon Musk, George Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt. I would have dinner with these three because I think they are leaders that accomplished great things in their life. 

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