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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andrew Erbes, OL, UNLV

What is your name?

Andrew Erbes

What is your Height/Weight? 6-2 300

What is your position?

Center/ guard

Where do you play college football?

UNLV

Where are you from?

Scottsdale,AZ

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He is an extremely hard worker and will do anything to make sure my mom and I were comfortable and had Nothing to worry about

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Nancy Lough, currently a professor in my masters program who really pushes me to do my best.

Did you play any other sports growing up? Baseball, basketball, and swimming

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Will Sutton

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Brian Keyes

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Lyrical exercise by Jay-Z

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

Shaq Mason: physical downhill blocker with Great feet.

And Tyron smith: I try and study his pass blocking ability. Best in the game

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I had never played organized football until my junior year of high school to go from that to multiple Division I offers took a lot of hard work, long nights in the gym alone and a lot of faith in myself and my coaches. It all started with a vision I had and to see it through was amazing.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just like most people I like to listen to music before hand. And I like to get ready as early as possible so I can get stretched out and taped before anyone else.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My sophomore year I pancaked a linebacker and he got so upset that he tried to fight me. He got ejected for multiple games. That was memorable because I knew I was completely in his head.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

I saved a man from drowning, no one really knows about it except a cousin of mine. I was like 14 years old and a man who probably had to much to drink was drowning in a spillway of a dam. I used to swim competitively and got in and saved him. He must’ve been 300 pounds and I was small back than so looking back it’s crazy. His wife was crying and thanked me. I never even got his name or anything and just went on with my day from there.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Cardinals

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bill Belichick

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