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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia

Tony Fields II West Virginia NFL Draft 2021 Interview
West Virginia linebacker Tony Fields II recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen. Check it out!
  • Name: Tony Fields II
  • Position: LB
  • College: West Virginia 
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 227 lbs 
  • Twitter: @T_Fields1

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

Lawrence Taylor. Loved the passion and the way he played. 

2.What role do you hope to have in the NFL?

I hope to earn a starting role, and win rookie of the year.

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

Get to the ball as quick as possible within my responsibility on the defense. 

4.What is your favorite workout?

I love doing anything legs. So squatting…

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

My dad played at BYU, my whole family loves football. When I played my first game never turned back.

6.Rank focus,footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why?

Focus goes first, footwork next, skill last. Focus happens in a game and it’s really done pre-snap. Footwork happens as the play starts, then your skill set takes over the rest. 

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

Winning the state championship senior year in high school and the Foster Farms bowl game my freshman year.

8.What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Getting to the ball is the most important thing. And knowing and understanding your play call and assignment. 

9.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

My great Grandmother passing.

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

A guy that loves ball and will give my all every down I play. 

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

I want to make it to the hall of fame. I want to lead the league in tackles multiple years in my career.

12.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I play every snap like it’s my last. No loafing all gas no breaks at all times!


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