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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Thomas Mahoney, C, Tusculum University

Thomas Mahoney the standout center from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Thomas Mahoney the standout center from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Thomas Mahoney
  • Position: Center
  • College: Tusculum University
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 280 lbs.
  • Twitter: @Mahoney5520
  • Instagram: @Mahoney551

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft?

  • My aggressiveness and athleticism.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • My dad had me in a three point stance before I could walk. I started playing tackle football at age 5.

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

  • I will out work anyone of my competitors.

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

  • I would continue to donate to St. Jude’s children’s hospital.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • “Don’t ever stop chasing that dream”

Who was your childhood hero?

  • Tom Brady because I love the way that he always finds a way to win. 

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

  • Justice Parham

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • When people chew loud and talk with food in their mouth.

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

  • I have always been doubted because I was always the smallest o-lineman. Proving everyone wrong has been the hardest thing I have ever done but has started to become easy.

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

  •  Tusculum is a small school, that makes the relationships you create with people so much more special.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Pepperoni and Cheese

What is the best part of football?

  • Getting to move a grown man from point A to point B against their will.

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

  • You wont regret it.

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

  •  Jason Kelce because of the way we both can move and finish people.

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

  • Hank Williams Jr, Ronald Reagan, and Tom Brady

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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