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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Bryce Morais, DL, University of North Alabama

Bryce Morais the former D1 defensive pass rusher from the University of North Alabama recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.
Bryce Morais the former D1 defensive pass rusher from the University of North Alabama recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Bryce Morais
  • Position: D-Line – Defensive End and Defensive Tackle
  • College: Boston College – 2016-2020 & University of North Alabama – 2021
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 265
  • Twitter: @Bryce90beast
  • Instagram: @brcmorais

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

– I have great experience at the collegiate level and am ready to bring my skills to the NFL. I am versatile at D-Line play. I have great vision, length and awareness of the field. I am am leader and am hungry to play the sport that I love.

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

– I started playing football in 2nd grade when I was 7 years old. My father played football, my brother played football and my mother loves football so it’s in my blood.

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

– I am a team player and want to lead teams to victory. I have something to prove at the next level and let people know that I am an impact player. I am determined, focused and relentless. 

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

– I would donate my time and money to the American Red Cross because they help people from around the world when catastrophe hits. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

– That I should always try to consider other people’s feelings.

Who was your childhood hero? 

– Kobe Bryant was my hero! So sad to lose him at his young age. He was an amazing athlete, father and husband. I loved his high level of play and he was my role model.

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

– At the University of North Alabama, the most underrated teammate is #21 Darrell Sims. He is a great Linebacker that came from JUCO to UNA. Based on my experience at Boston College and the other linebackers I have seen, Darrell plays at the same level or even better as these other linebackers.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

– I really don’t like when my dog Penny comes in my room and passes gas while I’m paying PS4. 

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

– The biggest adversity for me is when I tore my ACL at Boston College in 2020. It was going to be a great season and then I had my biggest athletic injury of my sports career. This injury taught me how to grind and work hard and recover to a stronger form than I was before. I went into the transfer portal and was happy that University of North Alabama gave me an opportunity. My 2021 season was one of the best of may career. Without this adversity, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

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

Univ of North Alabama is a small town in Alabama with a close knit community. UNA was special to me to because they operated at a high level on a small budget. Going there from Boston College made me appreciate the funding and support at the higher level programs.
– Boston College is a top notch academic university with great athletic programs. I was able to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree and Advanced certificate while playing the sport I love. I was surrounded by NFL level coaches and NFL level players which raised my game.

What is your favorite snack food? 

– I love hot Cheetos puffs. Very spicy and tasty!

What is the best part of football?

– The best part of football is to make a great play and get acknowledgement from my coaches and team members. 

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

– Bryce is relentless and has something to prove!

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

– The player that I compare my play to is Calais Campbell #93. He is a big, strong and fast defensive end.

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

– 1) Kobe Bryant because he was my childhood hero. He could give me great advice on life and being a top level athlete.- 2) Michael Jackson because he was the ultimate entertainer, the King of Pop and made people happy.- 3) Martin Luther King because he was a great civil rights activist and paved the way for many people around the world to be free.

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