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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: DeAndre Goolsby, TE, University of Florida

What is your name?

DeAndre Goolsby

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4” 243 Pounds

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Florida

Where are you from?

Wichita, KS

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father. He is someone that has always been there for me through thick and thin, and has always helped me become a better man on and off the field.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Murphy at Derby High School

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball until my sophomore year of high school.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dante Fowler Jr. from Florida & Reuben Foster from Alabama

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

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

Walk On Water – A$AP Mob

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

Jordan Reed. We use our athleticism to create mismatches.

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

One of the biggest obstacles I faced was being a kid from Kansas moving to the University of Florida not knowing anyone and being told I was never going to be good enough. I used this as motivation to get myself into the position I am today.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Bringing a lot of positive energy in the locker room.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My first college touchdown against ECU. It was a night game in The Swamp.

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

Going back to Derby to run a youth football camp.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Kansas City Chiefs

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

Tupac, Kevin Hart, Will Smith (Fresh Prince days)

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