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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ke’Tyrus Marks, DT, Samford University

What is your name?

Ke’Tyrus Marks

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Samford University

Where are you from?

West Palm Beach ,Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

Role Model- My Parents because they always inspired me to go harder and reach further goals than they reached. Athletic role model- Floyd Mayweather because he has confidence, speaks things into existence and had to box literally to live

Who was your favorite teacher?

To narrow it down to one teacher wouldn’t do any justice because there were a handful of teachers that help me in many different ways throughout my school years

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Track and Field

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Denver Kirkland

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Rick Charles and not to be arrogant at all , myself

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

Yhoopa on deck -Wespalmrich , Percect imperfection – Kevin Gates

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

Aaron Donald because we are similar in size and we both possess a quick a first step

There were different obstacles that took place in my life that I chose not speak on ,but the way I got over them was through prayer , fasting, and trusting God

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to gospel music that morning and place praying oil over my whole game day attire  , I listen to smooth soft music after pre game meal , I go hit the sled, then I finish by  walk around the field seven times while listening to music and eating skittles , the last thing I do is go use the restroom right after the team prayer and make sure I listen to wish I had by Kevin Gates

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

When we were playing against Wofford. On the final drive the Lord blessed me to push the whole line back causing the QB to fall and get them out of field goal range

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

With me being a Christian and a athlete there were many cool things that I’ve done for someone off of the football field. Things such as  giving, helping out anyway I can  and just simply being a blessing to someone’s life , however out of respect of those people I will choose to keep the moments private and between us.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

San Diego Chargers

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

Jesus, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr


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