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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Christopher Okoye, DT, Ferris State

What is your name?

Christopher Okoye

What is your Height/Weight?

6’6 330

What is your position?

DT/Nose Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Ferris State 

Where are you from?

Novi Michigan 

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother is my role model. She’s probably the most selfless individual I know. She single handedly  opened her own business and has started many programs to help those with disabilities. 

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mike Mach Aka Mr. Reaganomics 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I was a die hard lacrosse guy, it was actually funny because my good friend Anthony Darkangelo forced me to quit lacrosse because I sucked and need to focus mainly on just Football.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?  

2nd round draft pick Adam Shaheen

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Probably our backup quarterback Travis Russel when that kids hots he’s like Baker Mayfield 2.0

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

Bet on it – Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) High school musical 2 

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

Damon Harrison, we’re both run stoppers who get the job done in the middle and can be disruptive and free up the linebackers and let the Ends get the sacks l.

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

Well once upon a time I was 400 pounds and couldn’t move that well and I sat down with my coach and he said it was bigger than football my health was at risk so at that very moment I made a decision. I lost 80 pounds became more shredded and the rest is history.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Usually hanging out and dancing around with the DB’s .

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My best friend whose and All American DB who never gives up any passes let one slip by and he’s always picking up the slack for our defense so we stuffed them and I made a crucial third down sack to get us off the field.

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

I brought one of my good family friends who suffers from autism to Cedar Point the day before I had to report to camp and he had a blast. Most people try and keep people with disabilities put away so I love when I have the opportunity to take them out and have fun.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?  

Bears I loved the Fridge.

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

Ronald Reagan, Cam Newton and Odell Beckham.

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