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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Eric Gallo, OL, Virginia Tech

What is your name?

Eric Gallo

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2”, 300 lbs.

What is your position?

Center, Guard

Where do you play college football?

Virginia Tech

Where are you from?

Richboro, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He is the most influential person in my life.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Invest Banking Professor at Virginia Tech

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and Basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Tremaine Edmunds

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Brandon Facyson

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

Enter Sandman

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

David Andrews

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

My height. I had to do all the extra things that taller players were afraid to do.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to a game day playlist.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

When our defense made a goal-line stand against Pitt on the last play of the game.

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

I was able to raise $1,600 for rare diseases through a charity event for my Pro Day bench press reps.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles

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

Vince Lombardi, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump

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