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Hula Bowl Spotlight: Antonio Valentino, DT, University of Florida | Presented by Wristband Bros.

Antonio Valentino the high motored defensive tackle from the University of Florida recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Antonio Valentino the high motored defensive tackle from the University of Florida recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Antonio Valentino 
  • Position: DT
  • College: University of Florida 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 310
  • Twitter: @_groovy55
  • Instagram: @_groovy55

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

  • I’m hoping to show that I add value to an organization both on and off the field. 

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

  • Anything related to helping kids find a creative outlet to express themselves or something that combats homelessness or suicide prevention. 

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

  • I’m really good at doing cartwheel’s. I also love The Bee Gees, I’m into a lot of different stuff.  

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • “Do what you have to do now, so you can do what you want to do later.” 

What is your favorite song to listen to before kickoff? 

  • It changes week to week. But as of right now it’s “Wanted to live” by Cousin Stizz 

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

  • Some type of big cat, probably a tiger. 

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

  • My best friend committing suicide. 

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

  • Sharrif Floyd 

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

  • Michael Vick, Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed 

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

Famous 

  • Alive= Kanye West, Matthew Mcconaughey, LeBron James 
  • Dead= Michael Jackson, Stan Lee, Macho Man Randy Savage
  • Alive/Dead= Kanye West, Biggie Smalls, James Gandolfini 

Personal 

  • Norman Overstreet (Great Grandfather), Todd Cumer (Best friend), Jamahl Thomas (First football coach) 

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 [email protected]

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