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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dimitri Penick, WR, Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University playmaker Dimitri Penick recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check it out.
Heidelberg University playmaker Dimitri Penick recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check it out.
  • Name: Dimitri Penick
  • Position: WR
  • College: Heidelberg University 
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 197 lbs
  • Twitter: @Dimitri_Penick
  • Instagram: @meech4sho_ 

1.What sets you apart from other wide receivers?

My route running, releases getting in and out of my breaks, willingness to block  and mainly my work ethic, no one’s going to outwork me.

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

Honestly, My high school Coach Joe Molina, I use to be a basketball player in high school and we ended up crossing paths one day, and he stopped me and told me to come out to football practice  and try it out because I had the build for it, and I ended up just falling in love with the game and the grind.

3.How do you prepare for games?

I like to stay loose and stay relaxed throughout the day up until about 2 hours before the game I lock in and review that week’s game-plan and notes about the opponent’s defense and then just get my music going and get hype.

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

I bring that sense of calmness and maintaining a level head no matter if things are going good or bad, so I can keep the guys positive throughout a tough game, but also a ball of energy.

5. What is your favorite workout?

Definitely explosion workouts and long sprints.

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

The fan and kid in me wants to say Alvin Kamara cause that’s my guy, I love his style of play and the energy he brings, but in this moment it would have to be Deion Sanders or Ocho, because those two guys are brilliant football minds, and i would love to pick their brain.

7. What are you still learning as a football player?

I would say everything, I’m always trying to learn something new, you can never know too much, so I always try to learn new ways to get open

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

No one can guard me, and every time the ball is thrown to me it’s mine. 

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

I’ll say vs Otterbein when I pancaked a guy on the sideline and sprung our RB for about a 70 yard td, and me and Coach Lewis belly bumped right after and I fell, made the running back happy and Lewis happy, so I’m happy.

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

A team would get a player who’s going to give 110% every day and put in the extra time,  and a player who is extremely coachable and always wanting to learn and get better.

11. What do you love about the game of football?

I just love that it’s a get away, especially if I’m going through something, football’s my peace of mind, and it’s something that will give me the opportunity to be able to take care of my family with if I do it right.

12.What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

Main thing on my mind is to win the conference, go 10-0 and then go from there, we have too much talent for 10-0 to not be the standard.

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