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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dondi Penick Jr., RB, CSU-Pueblo

Dondi Penick Jr.
Dondi Penick Jr. the transfer running back from Murray State will finish up his senior year at CSU-Pueblo. Here is his interview with Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Dondi Penick Jr (DJ)
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 190
  • Position: RB
  • College: CSU-Pueblo
  • Twitter: @DP_Jr7

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

•  A lilttle spot in the city called Buffalo Joes

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• My ability to hit the hole quick, and how physical I play!

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

• Buy my Mom her dream house!

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What has been your biggest failure? 

• I’ve had a lot of failures so it’s hard to tell… but I’ve learned a lot from each and every one.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Honesty.. I’ll always give you my honest opinion.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Tanner Drapper-Walker Saftey! Kid is going to be very special 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• DJ, Deej, D

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

• I’m studying criminology, and if football doesn’t work out then I’m going to pursue being a firefighter. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• My best life moment was probably getting my first D1 offer to play college football!

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Livin on a prayer 

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

• Micheal B Jordan 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Da Bears 🐻 

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

• ⚠️ Controlled Under pressure 

What is your biggest fear? 

• Not achieving my dreams… not becoming the man I know I can be

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Le’Veon Bell his game is very underrated!

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I always wake up and pray to God in the morning… then it’s just like any other day but I just have my headphones in and get into my zone.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Working out

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

• Alvin Kamara, he’s an all purpose back and can do it all.

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

• My father, he’s just always shown me right from wrong and has always tried to give me everything he never had! 

What motivates you to work hard?

• My family, My goals!

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