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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Daelin Young, LB, West Texas A&M

What is your name?

Daelin Young

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2/245

What is your position?

OLB

Where do you play college football?

West Texas A&M

Where are you from?

Dallas, Tx

Who is your role model, and why?

My Little brother, Azaveshe Daniyan. His work ethic and relentless will to be great, continuously inspires me to never stop wanting to push myself in all aspects.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Trisha Brown

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Powerlifting and ran Track.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Shaq Davis

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Moses Mondesir, definitely an Next level player.

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

JDawg – Married to the game

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

Von Miller because our position and playing style similar, a lot things he does I try to incorporate in my game.

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome was the losing my Great grandma, she was the rock to our fam and I just kept God close and things worked itself out.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I talk to my family before every game and I ALWAYS pray on the 7 yard line.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

I had picked up a fumble in the Redzone against Commerce and returned 90+ yards for a TD and they ruled him down, even though dude fumbled.

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

I got the opportunity to meet an elder couple who were long time fans of the program and eventually I was able to help them get to a game and spend time.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

The Cowboys

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

My grandma Sheila, My great grandma, and Tupac.

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