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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Antonio Zita, K, UNC Charlotte

Antonio Zita the strong legged kicker from UNC Charlotte recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Antonio Zita the strong legged kicker from UNC Charlotte recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Antonio Zita
  • Position: kicker
  • College: UNC CHARLOTTE 
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 175
  • Twitter: AntonioZita3
  • Instagram: Antoniozita 

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft

My years of experience, long range and professional mentality

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

6th grade 

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

I lay it all on the field , every practice and every game.

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

Child trafficking 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Remember who you are , where you’ve been and what you’ve done.

Who was your childhood hero? 

Tim Tebow

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

Elijah Spencer

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Chewing with your mouth open 

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

Being stuck in a cave while cliff jumping in Hawaii and having to tread water for 20+ minutes to survive.

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

The culture of Charlotte football is unmatched. Our coaches, support staff, players and everyone involved is committed to building the program with passion energy enthusiasm and positivity. It’s the Charlotte way P.E.E.P

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is the best part of football? 

It’s correlates to life in every aspect of the game 

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

Always willing to go the extra mile and do what’s best for the team.

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

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

Billy Graham Kobe Bryant and Elon Musk.  I feel like each one of these guys committed their life to what they were about. Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Billy Graham. Playing with a professional mindset like no other, Kobe Bryant.  Determined to always move forward even after you’re at the top, Elon musk.

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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