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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mi’Cario Stanley, DL, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Mi'Cario Stanley the massive defensive lineman from the University of Alabama-Birmingham recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Mi’Cario Stanley the massive defensive lineman from the University of Alabama-Birmingham recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Mi’Cario Stanley
  • Position: DL
  • College: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 275 lbs
  • Instagram: @rioo_stanley95

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

Just something that my family members played and football is big in Fort Myers down here because players like Sammy Watkins and Javon Kearse came from here.

What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

I would say my versatility being able to play everywhere as a defensive lineman and it also helps that I transitioned from linebacker.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I’m going to be heading down to Orlando, my agent got me set up with some really good trainers so I can get alot of 1 on 1 work.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Just recently we defeated BYU in our bowl game, one of the biggest games in UAB history.

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

Grady Jarrett, because he’s one of my favorite defensive tackles but I try to mimic his game.

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

Just being a student of the game, taking in information from veterans and coaches.

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What should we know about Mi’Cario Stanley the person?

Mi’Cario is a hard worker and a warrior.

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

Leadership, definitely leading the troops as a vocal leader.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Just being the best version of myself and set my goals high like winning a super bowl.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A hard worker and a great leader.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

Just take it one day at a time and leave everything in God’s hands.

What do you love about the game of football?

The brotherhood you build with your teammates is a lifetime bond that you’ll always remember.

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