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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Raymond Alexander, DE, Ferrum College

Raymond Alexander Ferrum
Raymond Alexander the edge rusher from Ferrum College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check it out!
  • Name: Raymond Alexander
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 230
  • Position: DE
  • College: Ferrum College
  • Twitter: @Raymond93376731

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

•  That’s a tough choice but I would have to say it’s a tie between Marino’s and China Wok

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My quickness and strength 

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

• First thing I would do is take care of my family, they did everything for me to make it this far. Without them, I wouldn’t be doing this interview 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• I’m not sure what was my biggest failure but it has been time that I have failed and learned from them to grow and be a better person than I was.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Persistence 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Everyone on my team holds each other accountable. We leave no one out. We are all grinding and working hard.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Big Ray, Ray, Big General 

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

• My degree is in Recreational Leadership and Minor in Psychology

What is your coolest life moment? 

• The coolest moment in my life we have to be when I attended my first NFL game with the Panthers vs Titans. Panthers came out with the win shout out to them.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

•  I’m gonna have to say Must Be Nice by Lyfe Jennings 

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

• Lance Gross , his name was Calvin on House of Payne.

Who is your favorite football team? 

•  Philadelphia Eagles

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

• It would read “Don’t let my Kindness fool you for my weakness” 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Letting down the ones who supported me and want to see me do great things 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• I would have to say Juan Thornhill. I played against him when I was in high school. He was a heck of a player.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I don’t talk at all, I focus on what’s needs to be done out on the field and what I need to do to help my team get the win

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Playing Basketball 

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

• Khalil Mack, One of the best!

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

• I would say, my Aunt, Angela Johnson, and my Grandmother, Hattie Marshall. I see what they do for me and my brothers and sisters every day (it’s a lot of us), One day I will do the same in return!

What motivates you to work hard?

• My family, I promise my grandmother and my mom when I was little, I will one day be able to take care of the family and wouldn’t have to go through the struggle anymore.

Damond Talbot

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