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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Bryce Notree, LB, Southern Illinois University

 Bryce Notree
Southern Illinois University Salukis hard hitting linebacker Bryce Notree recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Bryce Notree
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 225
  • Position: LB
  • College: Southern Illinois University 
  • Twitter: @ballaa_b

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Monicals and Deeboes

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• Work ethic and physical strain. I try my hardest to be the first one to the ball and I try to instill this mentality to the people around me that we physically can not be stopped

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

• Buy my parents a house 

What has been your biggest failure? 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My passion for the game and how I approach everything that I do. Every lift, every workout, every practice, every film session has the same intensity and focus every rep

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Jonathan Thompson

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Balla B

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

• Sports Administration, I’ve always had a dream to create my own brand of athletes in which I can promote recreational services, nutritional advice, physical or occupational therapy, and training for professional athletes and everyday people. My ultimate goal is to build enough credibility to where I can build at different locations across the US. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• The birth of my two younger brothers 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Hard one. But maybe all girls are the same by juice WRLD 

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

• Shemar Moore

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Chicago Bears 

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

• Beware of Dog

What is your biggest fear? 

• Snakes 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Gardner Minshew 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Upon arrival I like to talk with my teammates on how they feel about the opposing team. Who they feel will be a threat and who they think will not be. I also go over my notes for the week and try to watch a little film while in the locker room. Closer to game time I will go into a room by myself listening to music to get me in my zone. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I like to play a lot of basketball and soccer  in my spare time 

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

• Fred Warner 

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

• My parents based on the fact that they have been through so much just for the sake of me and my younger brothers. They have both sacrificed so much for me to be in the position I am today and I am eternally great full for that. I know that they are willing to do anything possible for us and that has influenced me the most to repay them by keeping my family name clean and being the best version of myself I can possibly be 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Being able to provide for my family.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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