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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Maurice Wright Jr., LB, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Maurice Wright Jr. the playmaking LB from Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Maurice Wright Jr.
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 242
  • Position:Outside & Inside Linebacker  
  • College: Northwestern Oklahoma State University 
  • Twitter: @imawright22

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor?

Northwestern Oklahoma State University wouldn’t trade it for any other. Health sport science major. Sport psychology minor.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

Staying humble and helping my teammates to be the best they can be.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I can be a playmaker and leader that leads by action. I can make big plays in a Linebacker or Hybrid position. 

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

Bryan Allen was a good one, the 2018 GAC leading rusher, but against us he only had 17 carries for 46 yards. We really pushed to make a statement in that game. Ontario Douglas is the best I have ever played against.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

All the seniors impress me. They all have shown how to be great leaders.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Basketball. I was all-state in both football and basketball in high school. 

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I’ll be very proud when I get my degree this semester. I’ll be the first in my family to graduate college. My biggest achievements would be that I’m the NWOSU all-time leading tackler (447 total) and GAC solo game leading tackler (25 total). 

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

Sean Taylor, Ronnie Lott and Walter Payton are some of the all-time greats. They showed me their love of the game and how to play it.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

Nipsey Hussle is my favorite artist. 

What is your favorite comfort food?


Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movie is Friday.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

Hunting and fishing and riding horses.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family motivates me the most. I always want to take care of them and show my younger siblings the right way. 

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