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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Demetrius Mason, DT, Murray State University

Demetrius Mason (90) of Murray State is a big boy that plays with a high motor
Demetrius Mason (90) of Murray State is a big boy that plays with a high motor

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What is your name?

Demetrius Mason

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 /315

What is your position?

Defensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Murray State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Did a lot of pretty cool things that I’m proud about. But one thing was going up to Murray elementary school.

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


Where are you from?

Cincinnati OHIO

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents and all my brothers. They been through different things in there life and teach me different life lessons.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Always played D-line. I remember my Little league coach tried me at QB cause I had a arm. Until I handed ball off the wrong way and stood there after and got tackled. Went back to D-line that same day.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m a D-lineman that can read my blocks very well. I have size and Quickness to go with it. Also I’m a ball hawk wherever the ball is I tend to be there. Plus I love to win.

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

First I look at what I’m doing wrong and work on fixing it. When I watch other teams, I look at the formation and see if they use that formation often to run or pass. Then I look at the O-line and write down their weakness so I can expose it.

Demetrius MasonWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

I would say Max from Mizzou when we played them in 2013. It was my first year at Murray and I was starting and just getting my feet wet at that level. Ended up with 4 tackles with 2 of them being TFLs.

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

Don’t like to compare myself to nobody because I want to be the best. But do respect players game like Aaron Donald and Suh.

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

Being selfish. Growing up I was hard headed and was going down the wrong path. I was being selfish because I was letting not only myself down but my family. I had to think about the pain I was causing my mama and family and had to get myself together.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Being able to read blocks well and make plays for my team.

What is your biggest weakness?

Everything can be worked on, never satisfied.

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

I’m the best Defensive tackle in this draft if you pick me you wouldn’t regret it.

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


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

My Grandma that I never had a chance to meet on my mama side, lira galore, and Aalyiah

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

Nothing pacific will just be glad I will be able to do for me and my family.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie? 
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?


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