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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Gene Pryor, OL, University of Hawai’i

Gene Pryor the versatile offensive lineman from the University of Hawai'i recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
Gene Pryor the versatile offensive lineman from the University of Hawai’i recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Gene Pryor
  • Position: OL
  • College: University of Hawai’i
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 290 lbs
  • Twitter: @genepryor2014
  • Instagram: @genepryor

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

When it comes to challenges I do my best to keep a positive outlook on things even when the situation is not going the way I had planned it. This is all do to me having faith that even in my darkest times god has my back and will get me through anything.

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

My success on the field comes from my athletic ability, my quick feet and hands. All of these really help me to excel. And play with confidence and speed.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I’m currently getting my training done at Grossetti performance.

What sets you apart from other offensive linemen?

My quick twitch ability out of my stance, my foot work and hand usage, and also my vision of the game.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 would be up there?

Good feet, good hands, power, vision, and good technique.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Just being blessed with being able to make relationships with people that will last a lifetime. Traveling to new places that I’ve never been before, playing in new stadiums. And god blessing me with new teammates every year that I can call brothers for life.

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

Gotta be Zack Martin just from seeing how good of a guy he is off the field and when he’s on the field how he can turn it on and become one of the best players on the field.

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

Just from over the year of people telling me to try it out and me actually doing it and falling in love with it.

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

I bring a positive energy so those around me can feed off of it.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A hard working player who will work well with others. And someone who is coachable and who wants to get better daily.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

To be the best version of myself and to work hard everyday to reach my full potential in this game.

What should we know about Gene Pryor the person?

That I come from very humble beginnings and I had it a little rough growing up. But this is a chip that I carry on my shoulder on a daily basis and it fuels me to change my situation for the better.

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