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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joseph Lacey, OL, LIU Post

What is your name?

Joseph Edward Lacey 

What is your Height/Weight?

6’6,  325 lbs 

What is your position?

Right tackle

Where do you play college football?

LIU Post

Where are you from?

Medford New York

Who is your role model, and why?

My Grandfather, because he always made memo my best and while was teaching me he was doing his best to keep his life the best it could be.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Varley my high school and middle school history teacher and high school football coach

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, I played baseball and basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Umm I’m not sure I’m just trying to do my job day in and day out no matter who is across from me.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

It hard to say because I’m not to sure but in my eyes is our left guard Chris McBride

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

Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

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

David Bakiarhti. Because I love the way he plays. His love for the game and the technique is different.

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

I had no where to go after high school and thought I want going to play football again then I found a prep school but I couldn’t afford it. I told the coach of the prep school that I would work for him if I could play, so thats what happen and I woke up ever morning knowing that I have to work even harder just to get to the next level.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes one I need to walk up and down the sideline one time while listening to sympathy of the devil by the Rolling Stones

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My junior year championship game we were driving down field late in the second and we ran QB power to my side to take the lead.

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

I have shoveled my neighbors driveway for her. She is 94.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

The New York Jets

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

Vince Lombardi, FDR and John Bassalone

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