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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dante’ Beard, WR, Livingstone College

Dante' Beard the standout wide receiver from Livingstone College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Dante’ Beard the standout wide receiver from Livingstone College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Dante’ Beard
  • Position: WR
  • College: Livingstone College
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 200
  • Twitter: dee_beard_5
  • Instagram: __deebeard

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

My ability to catch the ball and move as quick for my size.

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

6 years old

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

My work ethic to be the best at everything I do is outstanding.

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

I would donate towards taking care of the homeless.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“No matter how long it takes to reach success just keep going. There’s a lot of routes to take using a GPS. Focus on yours and move at your own speed.”

Who was your childhood hero?

My mother

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

Navarreo Rorie

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Seeing kind hearted people being mistreated by others

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

Losing my brother to violence in December 2019

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

Livingstone played in the first ever HBCU college football game against Johnson C. Smith University. It is special because this place is where I overcame majority of my adversity.

What is your favorite snack food?

Hot Cheetos

What is the best part of football?

The bonds you build with your teammates and hearing the crowd scream.

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

Overall I am a complete package of what an athlete is defined to be with great character, work ethic, and a tremendous personality.

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

Keenan Allen

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

My brother Jabrie, Recardell “CJ” Sheppard, and Young Dolph. CJ and Jabrie are my brothers that I lost too soon and Young Dolph is one of my favorite artists I never will or had the chance to meet.

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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