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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Rice, DE, Castleton University

Chris Rice
Chris Rice the solid pass rusher from Castleton University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check it out!
  • Name: Chris Rice
  • Height: 6’5
  • Weight: 245
  • Position: DE
  • College: Castleton University 
  • Twitter: @chrisr_47

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Famous Pizza

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My pursuit to the ball every play, and my speed of the edge, and ability to use it to get past offensive linemen. 

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

• I would pay if my student loans then help pay of any bills my parents had 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Not putting more dedication and effort into high school football. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• That I am a hard worker and that I’m never satisfied with where I am and am always trying to be better

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Tony Martinez. He’s always in the gym trying to get better and be the best player he can be 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Timmy as in Tim the tool man because I always had extra tools in my car and was a handyman as my friends would say

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

• I am a Health science major and my dream job would be to be a nurse anesthetist 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Traveling out of the country for the first time with my girlfriend and being able to experience another culture in another country. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• You belong with me, Taylor Swift 

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

• Chris Hemsworth 

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Who is your favorite football team? 

• New England Patriots 

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

• Warning will talk for hours about something you don’t care about 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Falling from a high place 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Danielle Hunter from Minnesota 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I start by getting a solid breakfast then I go to the athletic training room to stretch role out and get taped. Then I hit the locker room and mentally prepare myself and go over some last minute film review. Then I get suited up put my headphones on and just get in the zone. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I enjoy hunting and fishing and doing things in the outdoors. I enjoy 4 wheeling and going on hikes 

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

• Maxx Crosby because I believe we have a similar body style and play style. 

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

• My father has been my biggest influence. He has never missed any of my games and has always been there to support me. He has helped me through tough times and shown me how to become a better player and a better man. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• All of the people that doubt me and tell me that my dreams are unrealistic 

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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