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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ryan Allison, WR, Concordia University

What is your name?

Ryan Allison 

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 170

What is your position?

WR/PR/KR

Where do you play college football?

Concordia University Chicago

Where are you from?

Parkland, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Definitely my father. The obstacles he has been through and how he overcome the societal norms has really pushed me to become the person I am today.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My high school computer teacher for 3 years, Ms. Simmons, who is a huge football fan.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics and ran track.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dajuan Darling from Lakeland University.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Kareem Dabney, he made a lot of game changing plays, but is counted out because of his size. 

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

Lord Knows by Meek Mill, been my go to since my freshman year in college. 

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

Jarvis Landry. We both are very good at getting open, have great hands and are quick and distinct with our route separation. 

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

I would say my dad having, fighting and beating cancer. It was an emotional roller coaster for me but brought our family a lot closer. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to the same playlist before every game and have a pregame stretch routine that starts and finishes at the same time every game.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Theres 2. A slant I scored in the final seconds  to tie the game and my first ever collegiate touchdown, which was a 94 yard punt return.

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

This past Christmas when I bought gifts for homeless people and gave them a Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, along with showers and haircuts.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

The Cleveland Browns

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

LeBron James, Denzel Washington and Jay-Z. 

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