NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Steven Richardson, DL, University of Minnesota
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
University of Minnesota
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My grandmother. She is very strong and selfless and that is something I always admired about her.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr. Himes. (High school video tech teacher)
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Baseball and Track & Field
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Rollin – Lil Wayne
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Changing coaches for the 3rd time in college. It was more of an adjustment to a new culture than overcoming. Realizing the new culture
that the new coach brought in was only doing what was best for me was a little difficult to understand in the beginning, but did eventually come.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Listen to music and get in the hotel pool for a warm up.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Beating Michigan in the Big House
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Volunteered at a underprivileged school in Minneapolis just to hang with some kid and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed so I continued to go to because I began to impact their live more than I ever thought I could.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jay-Z, Mark Zuckerberg, and Kanye West