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2021 Draft Prospect Interview: Josh Dauberman, OG, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Josh Dauberman is a big boy with a mean streak. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams. Check out his prospect interview. 
  • Name: Josh Dauberman
  • Height: 6’5”
  • Weight: 305 lbs
  • Position: OG
  • College: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Twitter: @joshdaub99

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

IUP is a small division 2 school on the western side of Pennsylvania. I am a criminology major with a minor in homeland security. Campus life at IUP is great, in my opinion, the campus is just the right size. There’s never a time that I could get bored with all there is to do at IUP. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

Work ethic, no matter if it’s on the field, the weight room, classroom, and in film study, I’m giving it 110%. In my opinion, there are no plays off, which counts on the field and off the field. I believe it shows and is what my teammates would say is my best attribute. 

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

I see myself as a leader, I lead by example. Therefore, my teammates can look at me as a template to see how things should be done. I feel like OG fits me the most, I feel like the interior best fits my strengths as a player. On top of that, I like to pull.

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

Gerald Brown 

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

Damon Lloyd, he recently graduated, but he is all around the best teammate and player any team could have. He was a true model of a leader and had that competitive mindset that is key for the game. Not to mention was a 2x All American and 2019 PSAC defensive player of the year. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

This past spring my Grandfather was in pretty rough shape. The man means a lot to me and the thought of losing him had me at my worst. During this time I still had to keep on top of my academics and football obligations. So, it was a rough time, but he pulled through and is still here today. I’m thankful that God has kept him in my life for as long as he has. 

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

If it wasn’t football I’d have to say it would be wrestling. Wrestling was the only other sport I really invested time in besides football. I have to say I miss it, but it’s nothing but memories now. 

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

I’d have to say my biggest achievement is just going and completing college. I’m a first-generation college student, and I never had much interest in continuing my education past high school. I’m glad that this is the route I chose to take and is why it’s a big achievement of mine. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

During my freshman year, we played West Chester in the Super Region 1 semi-final. It was in the second half of the game, and we were around the 50-yard line. We ran a screen and I hit my landmark and turned downfield. Some safety ran up trying to make a play and I dropped down and cut him. Dude went flying and our back went flying down the sideline and scored. 

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

My favorite athlete would have to be Taylor Lewan, which is why I follow the Titans. I can’t say I model my game after him though. I feel like everyone is unique in their own style of play, but I definitely look for some pointers on how to get better.

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

My favorite music artist is Luke Combs, but I’m not listening to country before a game. Pregame is usually a mix between DMX and biggie, which is usually what gets me hyped up for a game. 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Probably a huge chipotle burrito never can go wrong with chipotle. 

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

Favorite movie would have to be Shooter, and the actor would be Mark Wahlberg

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

In my spare time, I enjoy hunting and fishing. Pretty much anything that has to do with the outdoors sounds like a good time to me. 

Who or what motivates you the most?

My Dad and my Grandfather are my two biggest motivators. They always were the ones that I could look up to. They have also taught me that work ethic is a huge factor for success in football and in life. From the start of my sports career, they have been by my side and I’m thankful for everything they have ever done for me.


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