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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: OJ Mau, DT, Gardner Webb University

Gardner Webb University defensive tackle OJ Mau needs to be drafted, he is amazing
Gardner Webb University defensive tackle OJ Mau needs to be drafted, he is amazing

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

OJ Mau

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Gardner Webb University

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Western civilization 1,2

Where are you from?

American Samoa, Masefau

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad.. He always fight for what’s right. He never give up.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Volleyball rugby cricket

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Explode off the ball, really good using eyes and hands.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Look for my opponent weakness and strongest point.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Center from Wofford on my sophomore year.

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

Ndamukong Suh because how he be killing folks out there. Man play with a passion.

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

I really don’t have anything.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just praying

oj maWhat is your biggest strength?

Get off the ball and using my hands pretty good and solid pad level

What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes I get tired and then my pads raise up.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I love the opportunity and I will do anything to help the team win.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

New York Giants

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

My parents, and my sister

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

My parents a house. Or a car.

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