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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brandon Penerton, DL, University of West Florida

Brandon Penerton the standout defensive lineman from the University of West Florida recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Brandon Penerton 
  • Position: DT/DE
  • College: University of West Florida 
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 280
  • Twitter: yhas_bigb
  • Instagram: yhas_bigb5

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

  • My hands and inside punch 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • At the age 6 

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

  • I work hard day in and day out. Have great hand placement and great pursuit of the ball. You will always get my best

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

  • Children with autism 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • Remain humble, patient, and consistent in due time you’ll get your reward 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • God

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

  • Rodney Coats 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Trying to be a perfectionist 

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

  • The biggest obstacle would have to be going to Kansas for 2 years and starting off as a JUCO player for Dodge City. It taught me the true meaning of sacrifice 

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

  • West Florida gave me a chance at football and not only advanced my game but made me a better men. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Ranch Doritos 

What is the best part of football? 

  • The chance to compete and the grind

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • I will not disappoint and even on my worst day I’ll bring my best.

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

  • Warren Sapp

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

  1. Ali Smith 
  2. Keenan Bullard 
  3. My brothers were lights that unfortunately couldn’t be seen by the world. They were genuine and true inspirations in my life and never told me wrong. 

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