2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Momar Fall, DT, CSU-Pueblo
- Name: Momar Fall
- Position: Defensive Tackle
- College: Colorado State University Pueblo
- Height: 6”6
- Weight: 292 lbs
- Twitter: fallmomar8
- Instagram: le_lapin_noir
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
Since I only played football for one year in high school and four in college without having any prior experience when I moved to the US from Senegal in Africa to become a basketball player, it is my capacity to learn quickly and apply it to my craft so I can be better. I like to think of myself as a sponge, and I’m constantly eager to learn new things and apply them to my life and work to help my family and my country. I had to learn English as my third language when I first arrived in the US, but I had to adjust quickly enough to finish high school, so I consider myself to be a quick learner.
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
Since I came to the US to play basketball from Senegal in Africa, I only played it for one year when I was 16 years old, in my senior year of high school. I was then given the opportunity to play in college.
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
NFL teams should be aware of my great work ethic, quick learning curve, and sense of responsibility toward my mother and the rest of my family. I’ll bring my explosiveness, my defensive tackle and defensive end skills, my ability to stop the run with such pride, my flexibility and ability to switch to passing when necessary, and my willingness to make sincere mistakes so that my coach can take me where I can’t go on my own.
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
It would be for children of Africa need help.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
It is to always know that I can do everything that I put my mind into.
Who was your childhood hero?
My childhood hero was my mother.
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
The most underrated teammate is Trey Botts.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
It is the know it all.
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
The hardest time in my life was when I had to attend to school and live on the streets of Mbour in Senegal at a point of my life because of some family issues. I used this as motivation to study harder and improve my basketball skills in order to get the chance to travel.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
My school is very special because it is in a beautiful Colorado in a nice weather in any season not named winter for sure. The people are nice and open, there is also many activities that one can do like skying, sand dunes, kayaking and many other outdoors activities.
What is your favorite snack food?
It’s pistachios or any type of peanuts.
What is the best part of football?
It is the ups and downs, early mornings and late nights, workouts and practices, blood, sweat, and tears, coupled with the family you travel with and the lifelong friendships you forge.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say?
I’m Momar, a skilled underdog who puts forth a lot of effort and competitiveness.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL, who would it be?
It would be Calais Campbell.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
If I could have dinner with three people, it would be my mother because she sacrificed so much for my brothers and sisters, my deceased uncle because of how many people in my country told me about him and all the things he did for me when I was younger, and my deceased grandmother because I never got to say goodbye to her because I was in the US and did not have the money to return for her funeral.