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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Peter Kozushka, OL, University of Alberta

Peter Kozushka
The University of Alberta has a mammoth of man in offensive tackle Peter Kozushka. Peter recently took time to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

Name: Peter Kozushka
Position: OL
College: University of Alberta
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 320lbs
Twitter: @pkoz60 
Instagram: @pkoz60

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

I think the way I play the game makes me a top prospect for the draft. I give every play my all and leave everything out on the field.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I fell in love with football at a very young age. Growing up in Saskatchewan, I would watch the Roughriders all the time on TV and go to every game that I could. At the age of 10, I started playing tackle football and was hooked instantly.

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

One thing that teams should know about me is that I am going to give them my full and complete effort.

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

I would donate towards food inequality and programs that get youth involved in sport are two causes that I am passionate about. I think supporting these causes helps build a sense of community throughout the city and helps those out who are struggling. I currently try to help out these causes by volunteering at the local food bank with my team, and by volunteer coaching minor football.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I have ever received is “what you get out of it is what you put into it”. I think it’s really important to stress that you need to work for success in order to achieve success.

Who was your childhood hero?

My parents were and still are my heroes. They taught me a lot of things and supported me in my decisions, and for that I am very grateful.

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

The most underrated teammate I have is Josiah Schakel. I think he is one of the best Linebackers in the country and his work ethic is insane.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is when people walk slowly right in the middle of a path and there is no room to walk around them.

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

One of the hardest moments in my life that taught me a lot about adversity is when I transitioned to university from college. There was a huge learning curve that I had to learn to adapt to which taught me a lot about resilience and facing adversity.

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

Our school has a University Athletic Board which is the governing body for varsity sport at the University. I was privileged to sit on the board this past year as the VP Finance and it was very special to get exposed and learn about the many initiatives we have in varsity that give back to the greater community as a whole.

What is your favorite snack food?

Tortilla chips with guacamoleWhat is the best part of football?

The best part of football is the bonds that you form playing. I met some of my best friends playing football.If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am ready to give you my all!

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

Lane Johnson. He has a tremendous motor, great football IQ, and plays the game the right way

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

I would love to have dinner with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady. I think they all have very interesting lives and the life lessons that they could explain would be invaluable.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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