NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Julien Laurent, DT, Georgia State
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Georgia State University
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My Mom because she’s worked extremely hard for everything she has and if I inherited half her work ethic, I’ll be good no matter what.
Who was your favorite teacher?
My second grade teacher Mme Mado.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played soccer and basketball.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I ever faced was Saquon Barkley, running back at Penn State.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
Our Freshmen Nose Tackle Dontae Wilson!
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Soulja Boi feat. Migos – We ready
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Haloti Ngata because we both come off the ball fast and plug gaps and I looked liked him when I weighed 330
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Leaving my D1aa to go train and work for a year and a half before going to a Military JUCO where I learned right before the season that I was not eligible. I just talked to my family and they kept motivating me to work harder, I earned 36 credits in 2 semesters, got eligible and earned my scholarship to Georgia State.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I talk to my brother on the phone each night before a game
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
When I blocked my first field goal and it led to Georgia State winning by 2 against New Mexico State. It was our first FBS win in program history.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Volunteered at a boys and girls club in Atlanta
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My Great-Grandma, my Mom and my Grandma