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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Lawrence Woods III, DB, Truman State University

Lawrence Woods III
Truman State defensive back Lawrence Woods III is a beast. The big-time playmaker sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Lawrence Woods III
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • College: Truman State University 
  • Height: 5′ 9″
  • Weight: 185 lbs 
  • Twitter: @____law3
  • Instagram: @____law

1. What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moment from football was my freshman year of college when we won the conference.

2. What do you do for fun?

For fun, I like to go fishing. Walk my dog and visit family. 

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

When I’m on the football field I try to stay level headed and not let one play affect the game.

4. If you have a nickname what is your nickname or if you don’t have a nickname what would you make up as your nickname?

My nickname is Woodie (woo-D) not woody ? just clarification.

5. What has been your biggest challenge in life?

My biggest challenge in life was facing my community (Kinloch) and being different 

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

Idk where I’d go if I could live anywhere but I know for sure it’d be by some water with good fishing 

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

Devin Hester the human joystick lol he inspired me because he wasn’t the biggest but always made big plays and he showed me how important special teams are.

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

 I loved playing football growing up and watching the high school games in my sophomore and junior year. My best friends convinced me to come to play my last year and I’ve never looked back since.

9. How has your experience as a Truman State Bulldogs football player been?

 I’ve had my goods and bad from being ineligible bc of grades to an all American season and then to being hurt they’ve all taught me that growth is a choice. 

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

My versatility I can play both sides of the ball & all special teams.

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

Kinloch Kid because it is the first black town in Missouri and I was raised there.

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

When I make it to the NFL off the field I intend on helping rebuild my community and on the field I plan on becoming a top special team guy. 


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