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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Wyatt Gardner, OC, West Liberty University

Wyatt Gardner
West Liberty University’s center Wyatt Gardner recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check out his interview!
  • Name: Wyatt Gardner
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 285
  • Position: Center
  • College: West Liberty University
  • Twitter: @WyattGardner2

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

•  My favorite restaurant is probably Jakes Café; they offer the best breakfast in town.

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• My film will show that I am very technical and aggressive. I do my job first and finish my opponent.

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

• I would buy a several hundred-acre Ranch for me and my family to live on.

What has been your biggest failure?

• Not being as academically focused in high school as I should have been.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My work ethic.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• My friend and teammate Kenyon Felder as well as myself.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• The nickname I was given was Hagrid from Harry Potter.

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

• The degree I am getting is in Criminal Justice. I hope to be a game warden or become a Fire Fighter.

What is your coolest life moment?

• As of right now was meeting my adopted baby sister for the first time.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• I would choose La Grange by ZZ Top

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

• Rory McCann

Who is your favorite football team?

• Oakland Raiders because they currently have the best offensive line.

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

• I have no filter.

What is your biggest fear?

• Not living up to my own expectations of myself.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Ryan Jensen

Take us through game day, how do you prepare?

• I like to get a light healthy breakfast. After that I like to get my gear on and get tapped. I like to play classic rock as I get ready. As we progress to getting on the field, I start playing heavy metal or punk music. Before we step on the field I like to pray with my teammates.

Do you have any hobbies?

• I like to go fishing and hunting and shooting my bow as well as working out.

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

• I believe I am most like Alex Cappa.

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

• My mom has been the biggest influence on me. She has made me mentally strong and to keep moving forward in life. She has made me realize that I should give 100% in everything I do so I have no regrets later in life.

What motivates you to work hard?

• The thought that someone else is out there trying to beat me at my sport. That in itself motivates me be the best I can be and do as much I can do everyday to be just a little bit better than the day before.

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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