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Hula Bowl Spotlight Interview: Alex Palczewski, OL, University of Illinois | Presented by Training Mask

Alex Palczewski the mauling offensive lineman from the University of Illinois sat down with Damond Talbot for this Hula Bowl Spotlight
Alex Palczewski the mauling offensive lineman from the University of Illinois sat down with Damond Talbot for this Hula Bowl Spotlight. This Hula Bowl Spotlight was brought to you by Training Mask.
  • Name: Alex Palczewski 
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • College: University of Illinois 
  • Height: 6’6
  • Weight: 310
  • Twitter: PalczewskiAlex 
  • Instagram: alexapalczewski

What are you hoping to show scouts at the 2022 Hula Bowl?

  • My versatility at both guard and tackle. And be able to show who I am as a person. 

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

  • Wounded Warrior Project 

Tell our readers one thing that the world may not know about you? (Special Talents)

  • I am a first generation Polish American, and Polish is my first language 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • The mountain doesn’t care if you are sick, tired, hurt. You have to keep going to get to the top. 

What is your favorite song to listen to before kickoff? 

  • Stairway to Heaven- Led Zepplin 

If you were an animal, what animal would you be? 

  • Rhino 
Get Your Tickets today for the 2022 Hula Bowl at UCF Bounce House in Orlando, Florida to watch the top players in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Get Your Tickets today for the 2022 Hula Bowl at UCF Bounce House in Orlando, Florida to watch the top players in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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

  • The hardest moment in my life to overcome was this last year, having three surgeries and having to double leg rehab everyday for eight months and coming back to not miss any time.

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

  • Ryan Ramzcyk 

Did you have a favorite player or team in the NFL when you were growing up? 

  • My favorite player was Devin Hester growing up watching the Chicago Bears.

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

  1. Pat Tillman, be able to just talk with him and see how he lived his life and what made him tick 
  2. Mariusz Pudzianowski, a five-time world strongest man from Poland, was a hero of mine growing up.
  3. Larry Allen, one of my favorite offensive linemen really made me fall in love with the offensive line position 

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