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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dominic Barry, LB, Western New Mexico University

What is your name?

Dominic Barry

What is your Height/Weight?

6ft 235 lbs

What is your position?

Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Western New Mexico University

Where are you from?

Moreno Valley CA

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model was my uncle and my brother because they were the two men in my life that had the biggest impact and who were the most successful.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Ms. Galace my English teacher from high school.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played football, basketball, and ran track.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Marques Rodgers and Austin Ekeler were the two toughest competitors I’ve ever faced.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on my team this year was our OLB/DE Joe Tito. He played on a whole different level and did not get as much recognition as he should.

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

Believer by Imagine Dragons

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

Deion Jones because of his ability to make tackles anywhere on the field. His play recognition as well as his ability defeat blocks with a good mix of speed and power at his size.

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

The biggest obstacle was overcoming my father passing away as well as my mother having a stroke all in the same week. Which subsequently was the same week as my first game of my senior season.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not many pregame rituals I used to be the real serious one until I got to college then I became that one that is always smiling and laughing. I found out I played ten times better when I’m smiling and having fun.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

The most memorable play was my first collegiate sack. I was a red shirt freshman and we were playing against University of San Diego. It was 3rd and 7 and my coach signaled the blitz I had just missed one earlier this same game and when I finally caught him it felt surreal.

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

The coolest thing I’ve ever done off the field would definitely have to be when our team does our annual Christmas gift giving to the children at local elementary schools.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

New York Jets

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

Jennifer Lopez/ Ray Lewis/ Muhammad Ali

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