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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tony Fair, DL, Auburn University

Tony Fair, DL, Auburn University
Tony Fair the massive defensive lineman from Auburn University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Tony Fair
  • Position: DL
  • College: Auburn University
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 340 lbs
  • Twitter: @TFair__
  • Instagram: @tfair__

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

  • Started when my father took me to pop warner at 5 years old and I just fell in love with the game.

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

  • Warren Sapp or Vince Wilfork, my style of play is alot like theirs and I feel like I could learn a lot from those two.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

  • Loving, kind, vicious dog, caring and smart.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • Getting a forced fumble-sack and recovering it and being at Auburn playing at SEC teams with SEC crowds and remembering each phase it took to get where I am at now.

What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

  • I’m very athletic and smart when it comes to the game. I make it an uncomfortable atmosphere for anyone coming near me.

What areas of your game are you looking to improve the most?

  • Learning more about how an offense operates and learning more about situational offense and lastly I want to learn more about technique.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

  • I’m training every day Monday through Friday with Chuck Smith at his facility, changing my eating habits and going on walks after workouts with my family and dog.

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

  • Becoming the best version of myself and winning a super bowl championship.

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

  • More of a focused and dominant energy.

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • Leader by example and somebody that’s going to work hard everyday.

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

  • Don’t get mad over things you can’t control but control the things you can.

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

  • Gap control, using your hands and relentless finish.
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