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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Yuka Onya, DT, Shippensburg University

Yuka Onya Shippensburg University
Shippensburg University defensive lineman Yuka Onya is a big boy with a mean streak. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Yuka Onya
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 285
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • College: Shippensburg University
  • Twitter: @yukk99_

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best restaurant in my hometown is Great Delights it’s a Chinese carryout

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My get off, and initial contact off the line of scrimmage and just overall quickness

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

• I would pay my mom bills and make sure she is taken care of 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not being tall enough to play at a Power 5 school, that right there really hurt me because that’s always been a huge goal of mine but things happen for a reason.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I take care of business whatever needs to get done I’m on it when it comes to on the field and off the field.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

•Trent McNally he has been through a lot but he still comes to practice and the weight room with a smile on his face and doesn’t give up he keeps pushing.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Yukk, YukkHeem, YukYuk

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

• Management Information Systems. I would become a business analyst for the FBI.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Coolest moment has to be getting my black belt in Tae Kwon Do

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Any Young Thug song he is my favorite artist of all time

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

• Anthony Anderson

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Eagles

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


What is your biggest fear? 

• Becoming a failure in life

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Poona Ford

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• First I’ll just sit at the edge of my bed and just talk to God just pray for me to have a successful day, then I’ll go on Youtube look at Aaron Donald highlights and Tyrann Mathieu highlights and also I’ll watch a little bit of film, then after I’ll do my gameday routine of stretches and pass rush and get off drills while listening to Young Thug, NBA YoungBoy and Lil Uzi on max volume just getting my mind right so I can win the day not only physically but mentally then after that I’m ready to rock.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Customizing shoes, playing Madden and 2k

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

• Grady Jarrett he has natural leverage and is powerful and has great overall quickness

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

•My Uncle Johnny he had it all the money, the cars, a designer he had it all and he taught me before he passed how to be successful in life as a man and he is the first highly successful person I ever met in my life and glad I got to call him my uncle and I know he looking down on me with a smile on his face saying ”Look at him”.What motivates you to work hard?

• My mom and where I come from


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