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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeShaan Dixon, DL, Norfolk State University

DeShaan Dixon
Norfolk State pass rusher DeShaan Dixon recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check it out!
  • Name: DeShaan Dixon
  • Position: Defensive Lineman
  • College: Norfolk State University 
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 253 lbs 
  • Instagram: @Deshaan_Dixon

1. If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

  • It would be Pokemon because Ash had to grind to get to where he is now. He never gives up. 

2. What are your favorite moments from your football life?
  • Stepping on a college field for the first time for my first game. I had gotten chills. 

3. What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

  • Beat the guy in front of me every snap and make a difference. 

4. What do you do for fun?

  • I play video games, fishing, playing basketball, or just casually listening to music. 

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

  • Greece, because of the culture there and it’s very peaceful. 

6. What has been your biggest challenge in life?

  • That’s a tough question. Probably financially living. Or just living every day. 

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7. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

  • Shaq Barrett. He’s my favorite player and I want to get some tips. 

8. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

  • After my senior year of high school, I knew that football would take me further. 

9. What is your favorite workout?

  • Anything lower body. 

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

  • A guy who never quits, who shows up in big moments. A guy that is willing to do anything for the team.

11. How has your experience as a Norfolk State Spartans football player been?

  • It’s been an amazing experience. Met a lot of people, a lot of good talent, and they’ve changed my life. 

12. What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL ?

  • I want to help a team the best way I can to win a ring. I want to be someone that remembers me.

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