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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Blake Parzych, DL, Southern Illinois University

Blake Parzych Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois University defensive lineman Blake Parzych has been blowing up offensive lines all year long. This kid has been fun to watch in 2020.
  • Name: Blake Parzych
  • Height: 6’ 3”
  • Weight: 275
  • Position: DL
  • College: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Twitter: @Blake_parz

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Ruby’s

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• Strength

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

• Help my parents retire

What has been your biggest failure?

• Losing sight of my goals for a short period of time

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• Personality

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Nico Gualdoni

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Blake-O

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

• Finance, to have a job I love

What is your coolest life moment?

• Playing college football, all of it. Games & being a part of a team that truly has my back.

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What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Tennessee whiskey

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

• Chriss Pratt

Who is your favorite football team?

• Chicago Bears

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

• Unpredictable

What is your biggest fear?

• Heights

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Craig James

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• Eat & think. Once the first whistle sounds I’m locked in.

Do you have any hobbies?

• Golf

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

• Akeem Hicks

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

• My parents, the way they have my back and show me to treat everyone with the respect I’d like to be treated with. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• I do not like being average. I don’t feel right if I am not working towards a goal. Goals keeps me in line to put forth the effort to achieve them.

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