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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joshua Wheeler, LB, North Texas

What is your name?

Joshua Wheeler

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 235

What is your position?

OLB

Where do you play college football?

The University of North Texas

Where are you from?

Tyler, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My oldest brother he’s the reason I even took football as serious as I do.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Ally B Lynch

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Sam Jenkins

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Mike Law

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

Subenstein Big Krit

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

Jadeveon Clowney

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

Going thru JUCO and trying to remain focused on literally nothing to keep you up.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

2016 bowl game we needed a stop to get our offense the ball and I came up with the tackle for the stop.

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

Going to read to the kids at Ginnings Elementary.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Houston Texans

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

Bernie Mack, so I can laugh the entire time, Big Krit just to vibe and hear some real lyrics, and Jackie Robinson just because of the person he was.

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