NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Darius Victor, RB, Towson University
NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right. Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!
What is your name?
Darius Vito Victor
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
The coolest thing I’ve done off the field was help out with the Special Olympics, those guys were truly amazing, it was a life changing experience.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
A theory base math class for computer science majors called discrete math.
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My older brother Kevin, he taught me a lot about life while he was on this earth.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Yes, basketball, soccer, baseball even ran some track my senior year.
Did you play any other positions in football?
Middle linebacker, kicker, kick returner for 12 years.
At your position, what separates you from others?
I believe I run with great strength and balance, I also can pick up blitzes.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for how the defense wants to play the run, their tendencies, blitzes, tackling and anything else that can help me do my job effectively.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Zach Kerr, now DE for the Indianapolis Colts
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Maurice Jones-Drew even though he’s retired I model my game after his.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The death of my brother Kevin. I remembered the toughness he instilled in me, that made it easier to overcome.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Pray and listen to one particular song
What is your biggest strength?
My pad level running the football
What is your biggest weakness?
Need to work on my breakaway speed
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I never got a opportunity that I didn’t take advantage of. God has blessed me with the mental and physical capacity to be a great football player and a even better person.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Adrian Peterson/ New York Giants
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jesus, Ali and Bruce Lee
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
I don’t want a buy anything big, I just want to help my parents out with their bills.