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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ira Lewis, DT, Baylor University

Ira Lewis the big defensive tackle of Baylor University is from Houston and his hate for Ed Oliver and the Houston Coogs is real!

• Name: Ira Lewis

• Height: 6030

• Weight: 295

• Position: DT

• College: Baylor University

• Twitter: @Ira_SavageLewis

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I’m from Houston and I love Houston so much cause the people here so much love to each because we are very prideful. 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Film study, practice, strength and conditioning. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I usually don’t worry but I can tend to over think things  instead of just playing football like I know how too.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• I remember when my coach talked with me and said I was playing to make every play instead of doing my job. I did some soul searching and came back better than ever. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates say I never doubt myself.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Kyler Murray

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• I want to be lawyer once football is done.

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• My room has to be clean first 

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• I’m saving my family member because family is everything to me.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• I would be Superman because he is the best.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• My father’s drinking habit and I overcame it by prayer and forgiveness.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Being majorly wrong about things I thought I knew. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Sacking the QB at the end of the game vs. Iowa State

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Work in progress by Gucci mane 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• The belief I have in myself to beat anyone in front of me.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• My grandfather because he help kept the family together 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• Monstars 

Who is the most overrated player in football? 

• Ed Oilver 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be respected because it means more. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I hate to lose but I love to win 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mother because she has given me everything I need to be successful 

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