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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joe Kupcikevicius, OL, Azusa Pacific

What is your name?

Joe Kupcikevicius

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5 310 lbs

What is your position?

Offensive line

Where do you play college football?

Azusa Pacific University

Where are you from?

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad, he’s honest and hardworking

Who was your favorite teacher?

Coach Sheehan US history

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My former high school teammate Romel Hill

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Jonah Wataru

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

Right now- Korn

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

Joe Thomas. Durable, consistent, lock down tackle

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

Being a bounce back and enduring the JUCO struggle for 2 years at Mt. San Antonio College. Went through a lot of hard times working on getting to a 4 year school on scholarship.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to be loose and relaxed on game day. I don’t make the game into something bigger than it is, I just like to have fun with my teammates and enjoy the moment. Once kickoff starts rolling around then I start locking in a little more and start getting focused.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

There’s not one that sticks out. Probably just any play where I make a key impact block and the runner scores.

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

I hook my friends up in the school cafeteria on dining points all the time.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Da Bears

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

Jesus Christ, Jimmi Hendrix, and  my late grandfather

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