NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dallas Baldner, WR, Valdosta State
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Valdosta State University
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My Father, Russ Baldner. I could go on for days as to why he’s my role model but mostly because the amount of love, support and time he’s given me throughout all of these years. Also, anything that has to be done he will give his best effort towards
Who was your favorite teacher?
Dr. Aubrey Fowler
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Baseball, Basketball & Track
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Toughest player I’ve ever faced was on my own team, Kenny Moore.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Mind of a Maniac by Boosie
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Julian Edelman because he’s consistent, dependable and scrappy.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Adapting to college and how fast the game speed is compared to high school. It felt more like a sink or swim situation so I buried my head in the books and worked my tail off on the field. A lot of long days and long nights.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I find myself scrolling through my pictures on my iPhone of the people that I love most.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
My first college reception was also my first college touchdown. Caught a basic whip route and took it to the house for about forty yards.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Spoke to a crowd of pop warner kids (ages 6-14) about how important it is to do the right things, do well in school and how to love and respect the game of football.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jesus, Hank Williams Jr. and myself in fifteen years.