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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Joey Kenny, TE/FB, University of Rhode Island

Rhode Island fullback Joey Kenny recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot. Check it Out!

Name: Joey Kenny
Position: Full-back / Tight-end
College: University of Rhode Island
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 252
Instagram: joeykenny35

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft? 

I started more than 40 games at URI and have accolades including pre-season 1st team All-Conference, pre-season All-American, and this past spring season, I received 1st team All-Conference due to my ability to block any opposing player. I have the size, strength, athletic ability, and knowledge of the full-back position to help my team win.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

 I was first interested at the age of 4 due to watching my older brothers, Jimmy and Anthony.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am highly competitive, motivated, and always striving to improve myself by setting and accomplishing goals. I will always try to focus on making my dreams a reality, with great will and determination. Being a good role model for others will be of great importance. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would donate to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Don’t give up on your dreams and always be true to yourself.

Who was your childhood hero?

Greg Olsen, who was from my hometown and a great role model. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Sebastian Delasoudas, the center of our team, is the most underrated teammate. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is when teammates are late to practice.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

My brother Jimmy passed away this past year was the hardest moment to overcome. Every day is a challenge, but I know he is in God’s hands and would want me to achieve my goals and continue to be a positive role model in life, which I always strive to be. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

URI is very diverse which allowed me to meet different people from all backgrounds. Creating special bonds and friendships made URI special. 

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What is the funnest part of football?

The funnest part of football is locker room talk and winning. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I have a great love of the game of football, which allows me to enjoy every moment, from the locker room to films, from the practices to games, and I would strive to give more than 100% on and off the field. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

James Develin – New England Patriots

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with three people, I would choose my brother Jimmy, so I could see him again; Vince Lombardi, to hear all about his coaching and football experiences; and Michael Jordan, to be able to learn from one of the best. 


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