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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trea Esene Samifua, DT, University of Dubuque

Trea Esene Samifua University of Dubuque
Trea Esene Samifua has a high motor for a defensive tackle. The University of Dubuque standout recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Trea L. Esene Samifua
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 295
  • Position: DT 
  • College: University of Dubuque 
  • Twitter: @treasmoov

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? Zippy’s Restaurant   

• Zippy’s Restaurant 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• A good get off and a nice punch off the ball.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• Make sure my loved ones is taken care of and my mama a house. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not being able to spend more time with the loved ones that I lost in my life. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Being a good teammate & having a good punch off the ball. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

•  Everyone on my team works hard & I got a lot of respect & love for them! 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• “UCE” means brother or bro in Samoan. 

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• My dream job is to become a football coach one day so I could give back the knowledge I learned about football. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Winning a state championship my Juinor year in high school. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Tennessee Whiskey 

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If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• The Rock 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• New Orleans Saints 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• “The marathon continues” 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Losing my Mom. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Drew Brees 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Definitely a prayer before every game & listening to reggae music. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Playing Madden & lifting weights 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Aaron Donald because he has a great get off and he is very strong for his size. 

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

• My uncle Levi Jr Esene, he was my mentor and I wanted to be just like him when I grew up because he made it to the NFL and was a very humble person. #RIP 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My loved ones who passed away & my mom because I want to give back everything they sacrificed for me and our family. 


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